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Kokua Line: City crews will not pick up Christmas trees left at curb

Local News - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
Question: I live in the Salt Lake area, and many homes are leaving Christmas trees for bulky pickup. I cut my tree up and put it in the green recycling container. I guess people don’t know that sending it to the landfill is wrong. Since we live on an island, why send it there when we can recycle it?

2014年最初のモンクシールが誕生

ローカルニュース - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 08:20
 アメリカ大洋大気局(NOAA)は、2014年最初のハワイアン・モンクシールの子どもが誕生したと発表した。 今回誕生したモンクシールの母親は、2012年11月に釣り糸による怪我で負傷しているところを救助され治療を受けたことのある「ハニーガール」の愛称で親しまれているモンクシールで、関係者は「負傷して救助されたばかりの時のハニーガールは瀕死の状態で、ここまで健康が回復し、今回母親となれたということにとても感動しています」と語っている。 絶滅危惧種に指定されているハワイアン・モンクシールは、ハワイ諸島近辺には150から200頭ほど生息しており、年間、10から15頭のモンクシールが、釣り針などによって負傷しているとみられている。
参考:ハワイ・ニュース・ナウ

ブルーノマーズのハワイ公演決定

ローカルニュース - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 08:06
 ハワイ生まれでルーズベルト高校卒業生でもある人気シンガーソングライターのブルーノマーズのハワイ公演が決定した。 ブルーノマーズのハワイ公演は、4月18日(金)、19日(土)の2日間、オアフ島ワード地区にあるブレイズデルアリーナで開催予定で、チケット発売は2月3日(月)よりスタートする。
参考:ハワイ・ニュース・ナウ

New York Times: Utah's 3 arguments, and counting, against gay marriage

Local News - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 05:59
WASHINGTON » The Supreme Court's order last week halting same-sex marriages in Utah was two sentences long. It was provisional and cryptic, and it added nothing to the available information on where the Supreme Court stands on the momentous question of whether there is a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

Newswatch

Local News - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 05:59
Liliha's Lee is named Narcissus Queen • Drier weather, northwest swell in forecast • Plea deal made in sex assault

911 Report

Local News - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 05:59
Man, 39, dies after his kayak capsizes • Boy shoots himself in the leg with a rifle • Fire displaces pair of Big Island seniors

Forum raises awareness of human trafficking

Local News - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 05:59
Tammy Bitanga didn't choose a 30-year path of prostitution; she was victimized, violated and enslaved. Her hanai father began sexually exploiting her when she was 4, she says, and the abuse continued until she reported it when she was 13.

Resolving minimum wage tops lawmakers' priority list

Local News - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 05:59
Low-income workers in Hawaii, who missed out when the Legislature could not agree to a minimum-wage increase last year, may fare better this year. State House and Senate leaders preparing to open a new 60-day session on Wednesday say a minimum-wage increase is probable.

Homeless face cycle of moving back, forth

Local News - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 05:59
It's happened five or six times since Tracy Martin fell on hard times in July, moving his wife and baby daughter from a home in Pearl City to the sidewalks of Kakaako.

Kauai sued over GMO measure

Local News - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 05:59
Three seed companies have sued Kauai County in an attempt to block the implementation of a new law that would regulate their use of pesticides and the growth of genetically modified crops on Kauai.

Smoke from fireworks remains at lower levels

Local News - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 05:59
The Department of Health's Clean Air Branch reported low smoke levels during the New Year's celebration, an ongoing trend since a city ordinance on a partial fireworks ban took effect two years ago.

North Shore winter surf prompts several rescues

Local News - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 05:59
Ocean Safety officials rescued several people from waters around Oahu's North Shore on Saturday, a Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman said. First, rescuers on a personal watercraft assisted two surfers to shore around 2:35 p.m. from off Mokuleia. They did not require further treatment.

Defendants in Family Court cases released from jail

Local News - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 05:59
About 14 people jailed for alleged abuse or restraining order violations have been released from custody in the dismissal of more than 100 cases so far after a Hawaii Supreme Court ruling that some Family Court defendants were not being properly arraigned. More may be released as dozens of additional cases still pending are dismissed.

Short-tailed albatross chick offers hope for species

Local News - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 05:59
Scientists are celebrating the hatching of a rare short-tailed albatross chick at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge on Eastern Island in the Papahanau­mokuakea Marine National Monument. The chick, hatched on Thursday, signals fresh hope for the ongoing survival of the short-tailed albatross, one of the most endangered seabirds in the world.

Actress became radio host, exercise guru in Honolulu

Local News - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 05:59
Ursula Danera Hare, an actress of Jewish heritage who escaped Nazi detection in Austria, thanks in part to a nose job, and later found her way to Hono­lulu, where she became a radio personality and exercise guru, has died at age 93.

Volcanic Ash: Starting anew by taking the words out of my mouth

Local News - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 05:59
Inexplicably, some public officials are offended by my writings, so we'll start the new year by burying the hatchet and making a fresh start.

Newswatch

Local News - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 05:59
Police seeking men in 2 cases • Night hunters get prison time

911 Report

Local News - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 05:59
Vehicle strikes, seriously injures woman • Leap into Naohia Falls pool requires rescue • Homeless man arrested for alleged threats • Hikers safe after spending night on ridge • Police nab 2 suspected card, ID thieves • Teenager accused of assaulting worker

Construction will squeeze UH classes off campus

Local News - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 05:59
Students studying at the University of Hawaii at Manoa over the next decade could be attending their classes at the nearby YMCA and other venues as aging buildings on the 101-year-old campus undergo major renovations and the university tries to rein in a repair backlog nearing a half-billion dollars.