Honolulu News for May 3rd 2013

Hanabusa announces US Senate run in Hawaii
HONOLULU — U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa of Hawaii announced her candidacy for U.S. Senate on Thursday, setting up a primary showdown that almost certainly will be the state's marquee race next year. The former state lawmaker starting her second term More…

Price of gas starting to get cheaper in Hawaii
Honolulu drivers paid three cents less per gallon this week than last week. The price has dropped seven cents in a month and is 20 cents cheaper than last year. Hilo's average gas price of $4.34 per gallon also dropped three cents in a week and is 39 More…

Honolulu police arrest woman who claimed to find baby at Sandy Beach
PGA pro golfer Jason Dufner and his wife Amanda are tackling hunger among school children in Lee County. The couple, who live in Auburn, visited Carver on Tuesday, one of two schools they are helping.Full Story >. PGA pro golfer Jason Dufner and his More…

After years of planning, a $739 million Honolulu Airport expansion project
HONOLULU — A groundbreaking ceremony is being held to launch a project to expand the Honolulu Airport — the fourth largest port of entry to the United States. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://is.gd/cinEon) says Thursday' groundbreaking ceremony More…

Honolulu Airport to get $700-million facelift
Federal cuts are trickling down, leaving the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association scrambling to cut seven percent this year. Their proposal — four furlough days for nearly 12,000 employees from the National Weather Service. NOAA says 370 More…

ExecuCar expands limousine service to Honolulu International Airport
ExecuCar is expanding limousine service to 57 airports in the United States and Mexico, including Honolulu International Airport, through affiliations with local limousine companies such as Kaimuki-based Elite Limousine. The new locations, which also More…

Rainbows hit the road without top pitcher
Sophomore left-hander Scott Squier did not travel with the Hawaii baseball team that departed Honolulu for a seven-game road trip today. Squier was not listed on the team's travel roster and Hawaii coach Mike Trapasso would not comment on Squier's More…

Mele Mei's music madness; update on “The Voice” singer from Honolulu
Back in Honolulu, Henry Kapono presents “A Salute to Our Troops” May 10 at Hawai'i Theatre, while Weldon Kekauoha and Mark Yamanaka perform at a Mele Mei Mother's Day concert and brunch May 12 at the Moana Surfrider. Jerry Santos, Mailani More…

Honolulu Rail Work Not Going To Small, Hawaii-Based, Minority Businesses?
There's concern that the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation is skirting its promise to hire small, disadvantaged businesses to help design and build the city's $5.26 billion rail project. Federal law requires that HART implement a More…

MarForPac band marches in parade and honors Prince Kuhio
Drum line Marines in the Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Band stand at rest as they wait to receive their next command during the 11th annual Prince Kuhio Commemoration Parade in Honolulu, March 23, 2013. The drum line performed several drum solos More…

Health officials warn about " sex superbug "
HONOLULU — Health officials are warning that two cases of a so-called "sex superbug" have been confirmed in Hawaii. Hawaii News Now (http://is.gd/9bzhiH) reports that the "sex superbug" is a resistant strain of gonorrhea. The Centers for Disease More…

$739M project set for takeoff
"The Honolulu International Airport should reflect that Hawaii is the anchor of the Asia-Pacific region," Gov. Neil Abercrombie said in a statement. The expansion "represents a historic investment to help ensure a welcoming and positive experience for More…

Hawaii Mother Keala Simeona Arrested After Claiming She Found Newborn on
A 21-year-old woman who reported finding a newborn baby on a beach in Honolulu was arrested Tuesday after police discovered she was the baby’s mother. Keala Simeona reported she found an abandoned 8-pound baby girl at Sandy Beach on Sunday … More…

Hanabusa announces US Senate run in Hawaii
HONOLULU — U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa of Hawaii says she plans to run against fellow Democrat and incumbent U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz in 2014, setting up a primary battle between two of the state's four federal lawmakers. Hanabusa told The Associated More…

Arraignment date set for Honolulu woman who reported finding newborn girl on
HONOLULU — The Honolulu woman police say reported finding a newborn on the beach that was actually hers will be arraigned next month. The prosecutor's office says 21-year-old Keala Simeona will be arraigned in district court on May 28. She's expected More…

Honolulu Rail Delay Still Costly, But Not As Bad As Once Believed
A joint committee of Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation just approved another $10.3 million to pay for delay costs on the $5.26 billion rail project that were caused by a Hawaii Supreme Court decision that halted construction. This brings the More…

Cinco de Mayo Parties in Honolulu, 2013
10 p.m. to 2 a.m., $5 cover till 11:30 p.m., $10 after. 1001 Bishop St., Downtown Honolulu. Stop by Rakuen Lounge in-between bar-hopping First Friday for $5 1800 tequila shots. Live DJs will be playing from 7 to 2 a.m., and there will be food specials … More…

Honolulu Airport expansion project gets launched
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://is.gd/cinEon) says Thursday' groundbreaking ceremony comes after years of planning on the $739 million project. The four-year modernization project will begin with a new maintenance building for Aloha Air Cargo. More…

Baby On Beach Arrest: Woman Who Abandoned Baby on Hawaiian Beach is
Keala Simeona, 21, of Honolulu, posted $250 bail and was released. She had initially told police she was parked at Sandy Beach in east Honolulu when she heard several people screaming. She said that she walked towards the ocean and found the naked … More…

Honolulu International Airport to get $700M facelift
Honolulu International Airport to get $700M facelift. 2 hours ago. More than $700 million of improvements are about to begin at Honolulu International Airport. But as always, with improvements, expect some inconveniences along the way. More…

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