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Ex-teacher accused of videotaping pupils pleads not guilty

Local News - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 05:49
A former Kamehameha Schools teacher pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of video recording three students showering at his faculty housing apartment, but he was granted permission to return to Washington State where he now lives.

Truck falls in hole as road gives way in rainstorm on Big Island

Local News - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 05:49
Unusually heavy rain drenched Hawaii island's Hamakua Coast Monday, scattering runoff and debris across the area and causing part of Paauilo Mauka Road near Honokaa to collapse beneath a truck, according to officials.

Kiosk by Farrington High School is now sole seller of firecrackers

Local News - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 05:49
If you've got a $25 firecracker permit and were intending to pick up some of the bundles of explosive red paper today, you may be out of luck. As of Monday afternoon, the Honolulu Fire Department said, only one outlet still had firecrackers available for sale: Archie Ahuna's stand in front of Farrington High School at 1564 N. King St. in Kalihi.

Tihati finds new home at Pacific Beach

Local News - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 05:49
Iconic Waikiki Polynesian spectaculars from Tihati Production Ltd. at the Moana Hotel and the Princess Kaiulani will come to an end on Tuesday after four decades at those venues, relocating in February to the Pacific Beach Hotel.

Tax Foundation chief's insight valued

Local News - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 05:49
When lawmakers pushed for increasing the minimum wage, Lowell Kalapa argued it would hurt small businesses and the economy. When some wanted to raise the hotel room tax, he pointed out to them that rather than finding a convenient way to raise revenues without hitting the pocketbooks of taxpayers, they were taking money away from tourists that could have been spent on charter tours and souvenirs.

Blast reveals pot problem's reach

Local News - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 05:49
The recent explosion of a butane honey oil lab in a Hawaii island home serves as evidence that a growing and dangerous practice on the mainland has reached Hawaii shores.

911 Report

Local News - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 05:49
Teen is charged in man's death

Newswatch

Local News - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 05:49
Zoo director quitting after nearly 6 months • Dentist is sued over girl's brain damage • Kapaa man, 58, identified as traffic victim and more

Vigilance urged as whales travel through local waters

Local News - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 05:49
Federal officials warn to exercise caution when driving vessels during humpback whale season, which lasts until May, as collisions have been increasing in the past several years.

Contingency plans for city housing sale highlight concerns

Local News - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 05:49
The administration of Mayor Kirk Caldwell reached out last week to top potential buyers of 12 public housing projects should a pending $142 million deal fall through, heightening the anxiety at Honolulu Hale about a tenuous situation that could have serious financial and legal ramifications for the city.

福袋の販売に数百人が集結

ローカルニュース - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 09:50
 元旦の昨日、オアフ島最大のショッピングセンターであるアラモアナセンターでは福袋の販売が行われ、福袋を買い求めようとする市民数百人が早朝からセンターに長蛇の列を作った。 福袋の中身は販売価格の2倍以上の商品が入っているとされており、福袋を購入した顧客のひとりは「中身を確かめるために購入する際に袋を思いっきり圧縮するなどしました。福袋は中身が分からない分、購入時に興奮度が増します」語った。 アラモアナセンターでは昨日、数百ドルから千ドルほどの福袋が販売されている。
参考:KHON2

新禁煙法がスタート

ローカルニュース - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 09:40
 2014年最初の日となった元旦の昨日、オアフ島では公共の場での喫煙を禁止する新禁煙法が本格施行となっている。 昨年7月にホノルル市議会で満場一致で成立した新禁煙法では、ビーチや公園、プール、運動施設などの公共施設のほか、島内に4,000箇所あるバス停の周辺20フィート圏内での喫煙を全面的に禁止するというもので、違反者には罰金として$100が科せられることとなる。
参考:ハワイ・ニュース・ナウ

New York Times: For prostitutes jailed in China, forced labor with no recourse

Local News - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
BEIJING » Bathed in the fluorescent pink light that signaled that she was ready for business, Li Zhengguo rattled off the occupational hazards of working as a prostitute in China: abusive clients, the specter of HIV and the scathing glares of neighbors that tear at her soul. "My life is so full of anxieties," she said between customers one recent evening. "Sometimes my heart feels rotten for having given away my body."

New York Times: Taking office, De Blasio vows a fight on inequality

Local News - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
NEW YORK » Bill de Blasio, whose fiery populism propelled his rise from obscure neighborhood official to the 109th mayor of New York, was sworn into office Wednesday, pledging that his ambition for a more humane and equal metropolis would remain undimmed.

New York Times: Kerry to press for framework accord to keep Mideast peace effort moving

Local News - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
WASHINGTON » In an intensifying diplomatic effort, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is making a major push to secure what Obama administration officials are calling a "framework" accord that would be a critical first step to a comprehensive Middle East peace agreement. But critics are already branding it as an effort to play for time.

New York Times: Headbanging in Bolivia to the flutes of Yore

Local News - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
SUCRE, Bolivia » The band members wore black. The lead singer screamed into his microphone and whipped his long, black hair around. The guitarists clawed at their instruments.

Corrections and Clarifications

Local News - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
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Obituaries

Local News - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
Marcelina Cadiz Acorda • Edward Soo Bok Kim Aipa • Charlene Annette Brizuela • Hannah Mae Mahealani Dolera • Lillian Chiyoko Fujiwara; and more

Pigs with emerald glow could mean real green eggs and ham

Local News - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
A technique developed by reproductive scientists from the University of Hawaii medical school helped scientists create 10 piglets that glow green under black fluorescent lights.