Honolulu News for April 25th 2013

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

Report: Honolulu has nation's second-worst traffic
Traffic backed up on the H-1 freeway in both directions due to road work and accidents on March 18. Honolulu has the second-worst traffic in the nation, according to an annual report by INRIX, an international provider of traffic services. (Krystle

Geelong and Melbourne greats remember first overseas match in Hawaii
Source: Supplied. BY PURE coincidence, Australian football's first official match on foreign soil was played at the Hickam air force field in Honolulu overlooking Pearl Harbour, the scene of a far more sinister invasion that still resonates at dawn

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

Report: Los Angeles tops Honolulu for worst traffic in the US; 2 other
Los Angeles is number one again on a list it has spent decades and billions of dollars in trying to avoid. L.A. has the worst traffic in the nation and two other California cities are among the top 10, according to a new report. The City of Angels beat …

Hawaii lawmakers negotiate minimum wage increase
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers are negotiating a minimum wage increase aimed at helping residents grapple with the high cost of living in the islands. Leaders in the Democrat-dominated state House and Senate have said they want to raise the wage

Hawaiian Airlines drops Honolulu to Manila service
Hawaiian Airlines is discontinuing what it calls an underperforming non-stop Honolulu to Manila service. Hawaiian Airlines last flight from Hawaii to the Philippines will be on the 31st of July, and the return flight from Manila will arrive in Honolulu …

NFL star is no-show; Honolulu assault case delayed
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://ow.ly/ko1KB ) reports Stancil's lawyer asked that misdemeanor assault charges be dismissed because there's no assurance the Williams brothers will show up for trial. Stancil's brother and nightclub part-owner

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

Honolulu police considered for Pentagon award
HONOLULU (AP) – The Honolulu Police Department and the small business Native Hawaiian Veterans, LLC are semifinalists for the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The award is the Defense Department's highest honor for

Honolulu second-worst for traffic congestion behind Los Angeles
Honolulu has ceded its status as the worst traffic city in the United States for 2012 to Los Angeles, according to the latest study by traffic information provider Inrix, which found that traffic congestion was on the rise across the nation. Drivers

Honolulu police considered for Pentagon award
Honolulu police considered for Pentagon award. 2 hours ago. The Honolulu Police Department and the small business Native Hawaiian Veterans, LLC are semifinalists for the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.

Honolulu getsA on American Lung Association report card Pacific
Honolulu's air quality received an “A” from the American Lung Association's “State of the Air 2013″ report Wednesday, and Hawaii's capital is among the

Report: Los Angeles tops Honolulu for worst traffic in US; 2 other California
That’s nine hours more than drivers in Honolulu. INRIX says traffic in Los Angeles got worse because the city has added about 90,000 jobs, which means more people driving. The worst time to drive home: Friday afternoon. San Francisco was in third place …

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

Is Honolulu's Rail Money on Track Given Sequestration?
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and other officials said they were encouraged about continued federal funding for the city's rail project after meeting with Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood on Tuesday. The federal government last

Honolulu gets 'A' on American Lung Association report card
“The air in Honolulu is certainly cleaner than when we started the 'State of the Air' report 14 years ago,” Lorraine Leslie, state director of the American Lung Association in Hawaii, said in a statement. “However, the work is not done, and we must set

Report: Traffic congestion in Honolulu ranked second-worst in the nation
Experts say Honolulu's traffic is among the worst in the nation and getting worse. For Shared Vivek, traffic is so bad in Honolulu that it affects him emotionally. “I'm petrified of traffic in the sense that I really don't like leaving the house in

Honolulu's City Council approves bill to ban smoking at all parks and beaches
HONOLULU — A Honolulu City Council committee has given preliminary approval to a bill that would ban smoking at all 293 city parks and beaches. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://is.gd/2ROMaA) says the Council Public Safety and Economic

Shoreline Hotel Opens in Bustling Honolulu
Bustling Waikiki Beach in Honolulu recently welcomed a new boutique hotel: the Shoreline Hotel, boasting a vibrant, very chic design that’s as crisp as the nearby shoreline (two blocks away). Think 1970s meets the digital age, with geometric art hung …

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