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Former Schofield soldier among dead at Fort Hood

Local News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 04:44
One of the three soldiers killed Wednesday by another soldier at Fort Hood, Texas, was a former Schofield Barracks serviceman, a former military police officer told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Thursday night.

Defendant re-creates belt beating

Local News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 04:44
With a belt in his right hand, the defendant swung down at the desk in the witness stand. Crack! Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Mellin asked Naeem Williams whether he hit his 5-year-old daughter like that repeatedly.

Demand for firearms sets record

Local News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 04:44
Firearms registrations in Hawaii increased by more than 20 percent last year, a trend that dealers attribute in part to fears about the possibility of tighter restrictions.

Dozens of Kahaluu students sickened by fumes at campus

Local News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 04:44
An all-clear was given at Kahaluu Elementary School on Thursday afternoon after students were evacuated and treated at nearby hospitals following reports of a noxious odor earlier in the day.

Hagel ends ASEAN talks, calling event a 'milestone'

Local News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 04:44
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel wrapped up the ASEAN defense ministers gathering Thursday, saying the group held "an extremely valuable meeting here in Hawaii."

Inmates' religious rights suit is valid, judge rules

Local News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 04:44
U.S. District Judge Leslie Kobayashi has ruled that a lawsuit brought by eight Native Hawaiian inmates alleging a violation of religious rights can proceed to trial.

'Dysfunctional' government actions motivate Djou's run for Congress

Local News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 04:44
Frustration over the obstacles faced by survivors of soldiers killed in Afghanistan seeking benefits during last year's federal government shutdown helped persuade former U.S. Rep. Charles Djou to enter the Republican primary for the seat he once held.

イオラニ宮殿でチャリティコンサート開催

ローカルニュース - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 08:39
 オアフ島ダウンタウンにあるイオラニ宮殿で昨日、今年2月にダメージを受けた宮殿の窓ガラスの修復資金を集める目的で、参加無料のチャリティコンサートが開催され、数百人の市民が宮殿を訪れた。 イベントに参加したミュージシャンのひとりは「イオラニ宮殿は皆の憩いの場所であり、皆でこの場所を大切にする気持ちを感じることは大切なことです」と語っている。 イオラニ宮殿では今年2月、2名の容疑者がイオラニ宮殿の入り口にあるドアを蹴破って宮殿内に侵入し、ドアにはめ込まれている貴重なガラスが破損されるという事件が発生。窓ガラスは宮殿建設時からの貴重なもので、今後、専門の業者による取替え作業が行われる予定となっている。
参考:KHON2

カウアイ島で70名以上のハイカーが立ち往生

ローカルニュース - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 07:58
 カウアイ郡消防局は、カウアイ島のカララウトレイルで昨日、トレイルにある小川の水位が上昇したため、約70名のハイカーが立ち往生していると発表した。 郡消防局は、昨日の日没までに24名が救出されたものの、残りのハイカーは2名のレスキュー隊員と共に現場で一晩を過ごし、今日の午前6時から残りのハイカーの救出作業が行われているとしている。 今回、ハイカーが立ち往生したトレイルは、カウアイ島のハナカピアイ滝付近で、現場は集中豪雨に遭った際には小川が増水する可能性が高い場所として知られている。
参考:ハワイ・ニュース・ナウ

New York Times: Fashion district robberies turn heads, and some can't help smirking

Local News - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 04:58
PARIS » Since the reign of France's Sun King, the historic Place Vendtme has served as this city's capital of luxury, home to high-end fashion boutiques and diamond shops, Coco Chanel's mansion, and the palatial Httel Ritz Paris.

Obituaries

Local News - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 04:58
Rodrigo Calamaan Academia Sr. • Quintin Gary John Aiona • Harvey Raymond Correa • Florentina Sinco Guerrero • Pati Puakinamu Kali Kaluna • Namie Kayano • Lillian Leilani Kealoha • George Kamuela Keolanui • and more

New York Times: The last of the Bohemians turns out the lights

Local News - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 04:58
NEW YORK » At the end of March, Clayton Patterson, the outlaw artist, was sitting in the window of his storefront home on Essex Street complaining about New York. It's something Patterson does well.

New York Times: War pain yields to new anxiety at Fort Hood

Local News - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 04:58
KILLEEN, Texas » Pastor Randall Wallace of the First Baptist Church of Killeen has watched thousands of troops head off to war and then come home to Fort Hood.

OHA wants a plan for Kakaako land

Local News - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 04:58
State Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustees voted Thursday to commission a master plan that will guide the agency in developing 31 acres in Kakaako makai of Ala Moana Boulevard.

Former Hilo resident convicted of killing son in child abuse case

Local News - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 04:58
An Oregon jury has convicted a former Hilo woman of murdering her 4-year-old son in a case that attracted national attention after prosecutors asserted the mother's abuse was motivated by her belief the boy was gay.

Council panel cuts $5 million from mayor's Housing First plan

Local News - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 04:58
The Honolulu City Council's Budget Committee trimmed about $5 million from Mayor Kirk Caldwell's planned Housing First program and threatened to cut even more unless he can provide more specifics about where the permanent units for the homeless will be located.

Senate approves 4 UH regent nominees despite some opposition

Local News - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 04:58
The state Senate on Thursday confirmed four of Gov. Neil Abercrombie's nominations to the University of Hawaii Board of Regents.

State crews tackle coqui frog reports, fire ant infestation

Local News - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 04:58
State agricultural crews have been busy attacking invasive species on Oahu this week, capturing three coqui frogs and taking 1,000 samples from a newly discovered infestation of little fire ants in Waimanalo.

Kokua Line: Temporary light fixtures illuminate H-1 freeway work

Local News - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 04:58
Question: Regarding work on the H-1freeway: By the Waipahu exit and by the Palama Settlement area, it looks like they are putting light poles in the shoulder lane. It scares me to think that they're doing that, making narrow roads narrower and more dangerous for drivers. What are they doing?