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New York Times: A new, and unlikely, powerful voice in Washington: the pope

Local News - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 05:54
WASHINGTON » Shortly before leaving the Capitol for the holiday recess, Senate Democrats gathered behind closed doors to lay out an agenda for 2014. When the majority leader, Harry Reid, exhorted colleagues to "deal with the issue of income inequality," the talk took a spiritual turn.

Obituaries

Local News - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 05:54
Lucy Pepe'e Akui • James Andrew Bertilacci Jr. • Louisa Cadabona • Harry Cabral DeMello Jr. • Francisco Delos Santos Dumlao • Jose Cardano Echalar • Celestine Sumie Hatanaka • Franklin Wah Leong Ho • Alice G. Horn • and more

Obituaries

Local News - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 05:54
Alexander J. Aiu Sr. • George Calvin Alvarez • Catherine Puanani Margaret Bator • Esperanza Badua Bonifacio • Marcelina Agustin Cayaban; and more

Kokua Line: Tell lifeguards when dogs are unleashed at the beach

Local News - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 05:54
QUESTION: After a couple of years of not going to the beach, I decided to take a friend visiting from Cali­for­nia to Sans Souci Beach Park, between the New Otani Kai­mana Beach Hotel and the Wai­kiki Natatorium.

Island Images

Local News - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 05:54

Newswatch

Local News - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 05:54
Rodeo to benefit Make-a-Wish Foundation • Drifting kayak is reunited with its owner • Kauai hearings to cover Council reorganization • Legislative priorities topic of Maui session

911 Report

Local News - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 05:54
Father in pool incident dies • Woman held in Kapaa stabbing

Corrections

Local News - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 05:54
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser strives to make its news report fair and accurate. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, call Ed Lynch, managing editor/news, at 529-4758.

Appeals court upholds former prisoner's malpractice award

Local News - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 05:54
The state appeals court has upheld a ruling that the state must pay nearly $1 million to a Halawa prison inmate who claimed that the medical staff failed to properly treat an infection that left him infertile.

House goes up in flames on New Year's Eve in Palolo

Local News - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 05:54
A fire caused by a stove burner left on in the kitchen destroyed a Palolo Valley home on New Year's Eve. At about 9:40 p.m., firefighters responded to a blaze at a three-bedroom, single-family home on the 2000 block of 10th Avenue.

New Year's emergency calls decline

Local News - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 05:54
Honolulu's first responders reported they were not as busy during this week's New Year's celebration compared with last year's New Year's revelry. The Honolulu Fire Department was dispatched to 284 calls during the New Year's celebration compared with 322 calls last year.

Obama spends New Year's Day tweeting and playing golf

Local News - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 05:54
President Barack Obama on Wednesday morning sent a tweet touting the benefits for his signature federal health care law and, along with first lady Michelle Obama, wished a "speedy recovery" to former first lady Barbara Bush, who was hospitalized with a respiratory-related problem.

Sea's pause lets homeowners gird

Local News - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 05:54
The punishing surf has apparently diminished on the North Shore for now, allowing beleaguered Rocky Point homeowners to take temporary actions to fortify their wave-eroded properties.

Oahu roadways win 'scenic byway' status

Local News - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 05:54
Roads encircling Diamond Head and the route along the rugged and pristine Ka Iwi coastline are now designated as Hawaii Scenic Byways.

Honolulu's new car-towing contract uses GPS to keep tabs on wreckers

Local News - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 05:54
A new vendor Wednesday began handling all police-initiated vehicle tows on Oahu, and today marks the first rush-hour period in which illegally parked cars will be hauled away under the new contract.

The first baby of 2014 joins Makiki ohana

Local News - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 05:54
A quiet evening for Tiffany Wilson and Herb Laybon turned into a whirlwind of a night with the birth of their baby boy, the first born on Oahu this year. At 1:03 a.m., Wilson gave birth to Noah Immanuel Laybon at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center and Clinic.

ジャンバジュースがアイススケート場に出店

ローカルニュース - Sun, 01/05/2014 - 08:50
 スムージーのチェーン店として知られるジャンバジュースが、オアフ島にあるハワイ州唯一のアイススケート場に新店舗をオープンする予定であることが明らかになった。3月上旬にオープンが予定されている新店舗は、ハワイ州内で32番目のジャンバジュース店となる。 アイススケートリンクをのぞむ場所にオープンする新店舗では、アイススケートを楽しむ人々を眺めながらスムージーを味わったり、パーティーなども楽しめるようになる見込みで、関係者は新店舗のオープンで15~20の新規雇用が生まれるとしている。
参考:パシフィック・ビジネス・ニュース

オバマ大統領のハワイ休暇が終了

ローカルニュース - Sun, 01/05/2014 - 08:40
 先月末からクリスマス休暇でハワイに滞在していたオバマ米大統領が昨日、17日間のハワイ休暇を終えてオアフ島のヒッカム空軍基地より政府専用機でワシントンDCへの帰路についた。 なお、昨日は大統領と長女マリアさん、次女サーシャさんの3名だけが政府専用機に搭乗しており、1月17日に50歳の誕生日を迎えるミシェル婦人は友人と誕生日を祝うため引き続きハワイに滞在している。 オバマ米大統領はハワイ休暇中、ゴルフやハイキング、ハナウマ湾でのシュノーケリングを行ったりしたほか、ハワイ大学のスタンシェリフセンターでバスケットボールの試合を観戦するなど、ハワイでの時間を楽しんだ。
参考:KHON2ホノルル・スター・アドバタイザー

New York Times: Path to casinos turns messy in Massachusetts as repeal effort builds

Local News - Sun, 01/05/2014 - 05:52
BOSTON » When Massachusetts finally gave in after decades of resistance and decided two years ago to legalize casino gambling, it seemed a relatively easy way to fill the state's recession-battered coffers.