Honolulu News for April 23rd 2013

Police check in on Keeaumoku bars after recent violence
In response to community concerns over recent violent incidents in the Keeaumoku area, Honolulu police last week visited several businesses in the area that sell liquor, police said on their website. Police said officers discussed with workers the

Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) Changes Lives at the Honolulu
Join TCOYD at the Honolulu Convention Center on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 9:00am – 5:00pm. Expect motivational, uplifting and informative presentations from leading diabetes experts, one-on-one advice from endocrinologists, diabetes educators,

Hawai'i Cruising by Norwegian
Diamondhead Mountain, Waikiki Beach and the Pearl Harbor Memorial in Honolulu, as well as the giant waves on the infamous “North Shore” on Oahu. The Kona coffee plantations as well as the active Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park on the island of …

Honolulu Mayor Announces New Head Of Neighborhood Commission Office
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced the cabinet appointment Monday morning, saying in a press release that the office is “very important to our community.” If Velasco's name seems familiar it's because she was involved in a contentious race for the

City officials to meet with feds over rail project
City leaders overseeing Honolulu's elevated rail project are in Washington, D.C. to brief federal transit officials on how the effort is going. (Star-Advertiser file art). City leaders overseeing Honolulu's elevated rail project are in Washington, D.C

Honolulu Weekly Gas Price Update and Outlook – April 22, 2013
Average retail gasoline prices in Honolulu have fallen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.27/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 214 gas outlets in Honolulu. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.6

Suspect arrested in early morning shooting in Waikiki
Honolulu police have arrested a suspect allegedly involved in a shooting Sunday morning in Waikiki. It happened about 2:45 a.m. near the Waikiki Trade Center on Kuhio Avenue. Police say two men were involved in an altercation when one of the men pulled

City officials to meet with feds over rail project
Mayor Kirk Caldwell, City Council Chairman Ernie Martin, Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation CEO Dan Grabauskas and HART board Chair Carrie Okinaga are scheduled to meet Tuesday with U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal

Hikers make for busy morning for Honolulu fire crews – Hawaii News
Honolulu Fire Department rescue personnel assisted hikers in distress at three separate locations over a two hour span this morning.The first call came in

Police looking for missing Kaneohe man
Police looking for missing Kaneohe man. 34 mins ago. Honolulu Police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing Kaneohe man. Kaipo Kapua, 25, was last seen at his residence at 11 a.m. Sunday. Kunia Road

Honolulu seeks proposals from nonprofits for $1.6M in grants
The City and County of Honolulu on Friday made nine grants worth a total $1.6 million in grant-in-aid funds available to local nonprofits.

$5.75M settlement approved in Hawaii abuse lawsuit
HONOLULU (AP) — A $5.75 million settlement has been approved in a class-action lawsuit alleging bullying, assault and rape at the Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind. A federal judge in Honolulu approved the settlement Monday. The suit filed in

Plaintiffs in Honolulu rail federal lawsuit ask 9th Circuit for expedited
Plaintiffs, including former Hawaii Gov. Ben Cayetano, in a federal lawsuit seeking to stop the $5.16 billion Honolulu rail transit project have asked the 9th U.S.

Honolulu Weekly Gas Price Update and Outlook – April 22, 2013
Average retail gasoline prices in Honolulu have fallen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.27/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey.
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Early-morning fires occupy firefighters
Firefighters were busy with two fires on the opposite ends of Honolulu early this morning — a restaurant kitchen fire in Waikiki and a garage fire in Ewa Beach. Firefighters were busy with two fires on the opposite ends of Honolulu early this morning

“The Voice” singer from Honolulu honed his in San Francisco
I have no idea how he’ll fare on this week’s battle rounds of ???The Voice,??? but folk-pop singer Duncan Kamakana ??? chosen by coach Adam Levine during the popular NBC TV show’s blind auditions ??? won over a number of Bay Area listeners when he lived …

DSCC would back Schatz over Hanabusa – Washington Post
Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), left, speaks at the state Capitol in Honolulu on Dec. 26., 2012, after Gov. Neil Abercrombie, right, announced he was appointing Schatz to fill the seat vacated by the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye. (Audrey McAvoy/Associated

National Weather Service issues flash flood watch for Kauai and Nihau
HONOLULU — A flash flood watch has been issued for the islands of Kauai and Niihau through Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service says an approaching front could produce conditions leading to flash flooding. The agency advises campers and

More Management Changes at The Modern Honolulu Hotel
The Modern Honolulu has only been open for a little over two years but already its undergone two management changes. The first happened when Marriott’s Edition brand was unceremoniously shoved out of the property by the hotel’s owners, M Waikiki, back …

Budget cuts cause delays at Honolulu International Airport
Passengers had to deal with that delay on top of the more than eight-hour direct flight to Honolulu. KHON2: “What did they say the reason was?” Passenger Frank Lietke: “Because of the budget cuts and the furloughs with the FAA.” “We'd seen in the

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