Honolulu News for May 18th 2013

Six reasons to do something this weekend
What: This month, Honolulu Night Market celebrates its love for Kakaako with five “neighborbood” activities – Makkuro Makkuro pop-up at R&D, Youth Roots and Justice art and poetry battle at 808 Urban, video and photography show from Mid Pacific … More…

Minneapolis tied with Honolulu for most expensive gas – KMSP-TV – (Fox) 9
Minneapolis-St. Paul on Friday pulled even with Honolulu for the most expensive gas in the country, at an average of $4.28 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.com. So while the price of crude oil is dropping, a tank of gas is skyrocketing in Minnesota More…

Weekend Extra: Vancouver's Grace Park arresting in Hawaii Five-O
Honolulu – As Hawaii Five-O prepares to wrap its third hit season, Vancouver’s Grace Park is almost as famous a fixture in Honolulu as the landmarks that flash on the screen in the show’s opening credits in sync with the best TV theme music of all time. More…

Construction costs, labor impact Honolulu condominium development
There has been quite a buzz around Honolulu regarding the Kakaako condominium boom, which just last week added another possible residential development to the mix, as I reported in the May 10 print edition of Pacific Business News. Some 15 known More…

Jury reaches verdict in Honolulu freeway shooting
Stangel opened fire at an intersection in the early-morning hours of June 3, 2011, killing 54-year-old Tammy Nguyen of Honolulu, authorities said. He then shot and wounded two more people on a freeway and fired at two police officers who were ticketing More…

Bloomingdale's to Open New Honolulu Store
Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M) today announced that Bloomingdale's plans to enter the Hawaii market for the first time in fall 2015 with a 167,000-square-foot, three-level store to be built in Ala Moana Center in Honolulu on the Island of Oahu. The new store More…

Honolulu Jury Convicts Man Of 2011 Shooting Rampage
The June 3, 2011, shooting spree, which began at a Honolulu intersection, killed a mother of 10 in her minivan. She was shot in the head. The shooting then continued onto the H-1 freeway where two other motorists were shot and wounded. Stangel was More…

Search for mysterious swimmer on Big Isle continues
Anyone with any information are requested to contact the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center at (808) 842-2600 or Hawaii County Police — officer Dion Santiago at (808) 775-7533 — or the Police Department's non-emergency line at (808) More…

Opening Brief Filed In Honolulu Rail Appeal
Ben Cayetano and other plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit that aims to stop Honolulu's rail project filed their opening brief in their appeal to 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. It's 3,785 pages with attachments. The opening brief itself is much shorter More…

Man convicted in Honolulu shooting rampage – USA Today
HONOLULU (AP) — A jury on Thursday convicted a Wahiawa man of second-degree murder and other charges in a 2011 shooting rampage through Honolulu that killed a mother of 10 and wounded two other people. Jurors deliberated for about 13 hours More…

Honolulu Zoo to host Military Appreciation Day
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is inviting all U.S. military members and their families to visit the Honolulu Zoo for free on Military Appreciation Day. The event will be held on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.. “We would like to extend a warm aloha and our More…

Minneapolis has most expensive gas in US, passing Honolulu
Minneapolis on Friday passed Honolulu for the most expensive gas in the country, at an average of $4.28 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.com. While the national average has risen just 7 cents per gallon in the past week, the Twin Cities has been hit More…

Bye-bye Bali, aloha Hawaii – Sydney Morning Herald
From Sydney, there are 15 flights a week to Honolulu with Hawaiian Airlines, Qantas or Jetstar; from Brisbane, Hawaiian Airlines flies three times a week; from Melbourne, Jetstar flies twice a week. See gohawaii.com/au. Saving Face. Inflight connection … More…

Hawaii auditor questions contract violations in $1.7B Honolulu airport overhaul
The Hawaii Department of Transportation ceded responsibility for a 12-year, $1.7 billion renovation of the Honolulu International Airport to consultant Parsons Transportation Group Inc., which overbilled the state for more than $1.2 million in More…

Ellison hires Calif. energy expert for Lanai
HONOLULU — Billionaire Larry Ellison is bringing on a California energy expert to help make the Hawaiian island of Lanai a model for sustainable energy. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Friday (http://goo.gl/7pezL) that the co-founder of Oracle Corp. More…

Endangered Hawaiian hawks found shot on Big Island
HONOLULU ??? Two endangered Hawaiian hawks were found wounded on the Big Island after apparently being shot with a pellet gun, and federal wildlife officials want to know who is responsible. The hawks were treated at the Three Ring Ranch, … More…

City, (de)Occupy to file agreement on property seizures
Honolulu City and County officials cleared the last (de)Occupy Honolulu and homeless encampment on KIng Street fronting the Blaisdell Concert Hall on April 24. City and (de)Occupy Honolulu lawyers will submit an agreement as early as next week that More…

Race officials beefing up security for Honolulu Triathlon
The 10th Annual Honolulu Triathlon is set for Sunday. In addition to a change of course, competitors will also notice a change in security. Preparation for the triathlon began Friday morning at Magic Island. An estimated 1,500 triathletes are expected More…

Bellingham to Honolulu – Vancouver Sun
Flights are with Allegiant Air and the best deals appear to be in June with $108.99 one way fares. You do have to pay extra for your bags. www.yvrdeals.com. (C) Copyright (c) Postmedia News. Original source article: Bellingham to Honolulu ? E-mail this More…

Carissa Lee O'Connell, Honolulu Teacher, Faces Firing Threat After Eating
Preschool teacher, Carissa Lee O'Connell, said she received a warning that she was no longer allowed to eat her bag lunch in front of children from her employers at KCAA Preschools in Honolulu after bringing in organic lunches due to allergies. More…

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