Honolulu News for April 24th 2013

Aloha! ExecuCar Expands to Honolulu, Hawaii – Super Shuttle
It's time to crack a coconut and toast to our newest ExecuCar affiliate city: Honolulu, Hawaii! Situated on the island of Oahu, Honolulu is home to some of the

EPA recognizes Postal Service's Honolulu center
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is recognizing the U.S. Postal Service's Honolulu processing and distribution center for recycling more. The EPA said in a news release Monday the postal service saved $650,000 because the

Macklemore & Lewis return to HonoluluHonolulu Pulse
HONOLULU PULSE STAFF / honolulupulse@staradvertiser.com. If you missed their New Year's Eve show at The Republik, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will be

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

$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

Teen lands 759-pound marlin on Make-A-Wish trip
HONOLULU, April 23 (UPI) — A Texas teenager on a Make-A-Wish Foundation sponsored trip to Hawaii caught a 759-pound marlin with the help of a boat crew. Sterling Ellis, 19, of Houston, who is in remission from Hodgkin's lymphoma and is scheduled to

New civil trial ordered in Army training death
HONOLULU — A federal appeals court has ordered a new trial in a lawsuit filed by the family of a Texas soldier killed during a live-fire training exercise in Hawaii. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling overturned a jury verdict that found the

Hawaiian Holdings Reports 2013 First Quarter Financial Results
HONOLULU, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA) ("Holdings" or the "Company"), parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. ("Hawaiian"), today reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2013.

Northern Islands mayor's office sends concerns about Pagan militarization
THE Northern Islands Mayor's Office has joined in the public awareness and education campaign about military activities in the Pacific, sending information as far as Honolulu. In its communications to Honolulu, the mayor's office said that during the

Hawaii sneakerheads coming together in Honolulu
This weekend, sneaker and shoe fanatics are uniting in Honolulu. But there's much more to this trend than just foot fashion. Call them kicks, dunks, or sneakers. These shoes are colorful, collectible, and valuable. “When they first appeared, we had

“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 …

City of Honolulu, HART officials in Washington this week
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, City Council Chairman Ernie Martin and Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation officials are in Washington, D.C. this week to update federal officials about the progress of the $5.16 billion elevated-rail mass-transit

Eddie Kamae, ukulele extraordinaire and a Honolulu original – Los
HONOLULU – He's known as the Woody Guthrie of Hawaiian music, a virtuoso ukulele player who's helped to introduce new generations to music that might

Hawaii sneakerheads coming together in Honolulu
Hawaii sneakerheads coming together in Honolulu. 7 mins ago. They are known as sneakerheads or kick collectors. This weekend, sneaker and shoe fanatics are uniting in Honolulu. But there's much more to this trend than just foot fashion. Waikiki

The race card in Hawaii politics
Over the last 20 years, there have been 10 major Democratic races that pitted a white candidate against an Asian-American one, including four out of six Honolulu mayor's races and three out of six governor's races. At the Senate level, it hasn't

Honolulu mayor discusses rail in Washington
Photos. Rail. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is in Washington, D.C. this week updating federal officials on progress of Honolulu’s rail transit project. During meetings Tuesday, Caldwell assured U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Federal …

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

Honolulu Sponsoring Manti Te'o 'Welcome Home' Parade
Manti Te'o is getting a welcome home parade this weekend along with his teammate Robby Toma. Te'o was a standout linebacker at Notre Dame, and was a Heisman Trophy finalist. Toma played wide receiver for the university, and like Te'o graduated from

Finmeccanica, parent of Honolulu rail-car maker Ansaldo, lost $1B in 2012
Ansaldo Honolulu JV has a $1.4 billion contract to produce trains for Honolulu's rail transit project and maintain them once the system is up and running. The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation recently reviewed Ansaldo's finances and opted to

HPD, Native Hawaiian Veterans selected as semifinalists for award
The Honolulu Police Department and Native Hawaiian Veterans have been selected by the Department of Defense as semifinalists for the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The Freedom Award is the DoD's highest honor for

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