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NTSB says object stuck in brake might have caused plane to flip

Local News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
What caused the right main landing wheel to lock up, forcing a single-engine light airplane to flip over at Dillingham Airfield on Oahu in November remains undetermined, according to federal investigators.

Man suspected of shooting gun in hotel parking lot is arrested

Local News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
Hawaii island police arrested a 39-year-old man Saturday for allegedly firing a gun several times in the parking lot of the Courtyard By Marriott hotel in Kona.

Governor, 3 GOP congressmen at odds over Health Connector

Local News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Friday struck back at U.S. House Republicans who alleged that the Hawaii Health Connector did not complete adequate security testing before launching in October, placing consumers at risk of identity theft and fraud.

Details on financing rail operations remain fuzzy

Local News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
Construction on Oahu's public rail transit project is moving ahead full speed — but a clear, detailed plan to cover the added costs once the rail line is up and running hasn't yet been made public.

「世界で一番くさい花」がまもなく開花

ローカルニュース - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 08:11
 オアフ島ダウンタウンのフォスター・ボタニカル庭園で、「世界で一番くさい花」との異名を持つ巨大なスマトラオオコンニャク(英名タイタンアルム)が開花時期を迎えており、市民に対し、貴重な花が見学できるチャンスとして紹介している。 約2週間で開花すると予想されているスマトラオオコンニャクは、3~5年間に一度、2日ほどしか咲かない世界最大の幻の花として知られているほか、強烈な異臭を放つ「世界で最もくさい花」のひとつとしても有名で、「死人の花」とも呼ばれている。
参考:KHON2

ハワイアンがサモア便を期間限定で増便

ローカルニュース - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 08:04
 ハワイの大手航空会社であるハワイアン航空は昨日、ホノルルとアメリカンサモアのポゴポゴを結ぶ定期便を期間限定で増便すると発表した。 ハワイアンでは現在、毎週月曜日と金曜日にホノルルとアメリカンサモア間を結ぶ定期便を就航しているものの、6月18日(水)から7月16日(水)の期間には、毎週水曜日にも同便が運行することとなる。 ハワイアン航空関係者は今回の期間限定での定期便の増便について、夏のバケーションシーズンの旅行者のニーズに合わせるためとしている。
参考:KITV4

New York Times: Foreigners are parochial schools' saving grace

Local News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
WAYNE, N.J. » When she arrived at DePaul Catholic High School to join the class of 2014, Di Wang hardly lacked for international experience. The daughter of a Chinese petroleum executive from Shaanxi, she had attended an elite summer camp in Japan.

City food truck law spurs protests

Local News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
City officials are promising at least one public hearing in the coming weeks on rules governing how food trucks can operate in Hono­lulu's Capitol Special District under a two-year pilot program that became law last week.

Scientist strives to solve fish's mystery

Local News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
A research scientist at the Oceanic Institute in Waimanalo has blown away the record for keeping alive captive-bred yellow tang.

Moth's biological history older than main Hawaiian Islands

Local News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
A group of University of Hawaii researchers has discovered a tiny Hawaiian moth is one of the islands' oldest insects — at 15 million years old — an insight that helps show the barren Northwest Hawaiian Islands once brimmed with biological diversity.

Canoe club remains architectural marvel on 50th anniversary

Local News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
This year, the Outrigger Canoe Club celebrates the 50th anniversary of its traumatic move from the heart of Waikiki to its present Diamond Head location.

Volcanic Ash: Prison changes a hard sell with guards playing hooky

Local News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
Gov. Neil Abercrombie was on Hawaii island last month touting his planned overhaul of Hawaii's prisons to 26 corrections officer recruits hired to reopen the Kulani Correctional Facility in July.

Newswatch

Local News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
Rocketry team headed to national meet • Woman struck by pickup truck • Court helps clean up garden

911 Report

Local News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
Lifeguards rescue man found underwater • Police arrest Kaleikini for alleged DUI

Vital Statistics

Local News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
Each Sunday, the Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health's Vital Statistics System.

Kaimuki sixth-grader wins state geography bee

Local News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
The Kara Sea, Kaimuki Middle School sixth-grader Mika Ishii correctly answered, winning the state level of the National Geographic Bee at the Neal Blaisdell Center on Friday.

Pacific training flights coincide with ASEAN defense ministers meeting

Local News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
Two B-2 Spirit stealth bombers and two B-52 Stratofortresses flew nearly 8,000 miles nonstop over more than 20 hours from the mainland to Hawaii and back Wednesday to conduct long-range strike training.

Tally of whales snared in debris hits record high

Local News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
The number of sightings in Hawaii waters of humpback whales entangled in fishing lines, nets and other marine debris has more the doubled during the current migration season, reaching a record high of 14, according to federal marine officials.

Agency seeks identities of deceased homeless

Local News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
About 8:15 a.m. Jan. 16, a homeless man was discovered unresponsive on a bus stop bench near Kalakaua Avenue and South King Street. The medical examiner's office said he was pronounced dead that day.