Honolulu News for May 30th 2013

FCC cuts federal subsidy for Sandwich Isles Communications
Federal regulators have dramatically reduced a subsidy Sandwich Isles Communications receives for providing telephone service to customers living on Hawaiian Home Lands, saying the Honolulu-based company was not able to justify “significant and More…

Honolulu Diners – Honolulu Message Board – TripAdvisor
Being a Aussie we watch a lot of USA tv that show American dinners could you please recomend dinners in the Honolulu tourist part of the city we are visiting More…

The Huffington Post, Honolulu Civil Beat Team Up For HuffPost Hawaii!
NEW YORK CITY AND HONOLULU – May 29, 2013 – The Huffington Post and Honolulu Civil Beat today announced a partnership to create HuffPost Hawaii, a site that will bring together the resources of The Huffington Post and CivilBeat.com. The new site More…

BLUE MAN GROUP theatrical tour makes first ever visit to Hawaii
MAY 29, 2013 (Honolulu, HI) – NETworks Presentations, LLC is pleased to announce that Blue Man Group will make its Hawaii debut on Tuesday, June 18 and play one week of performances at the Blaisdell Concert Hall through June 23. Tickets are on sale More…

Police asking for help in identifying sex assault suspect
Honolulu police released this sketch of a sex assault suspect, who allegedly assaulted a woman on Ahana Street in the Keeaumoku area. (Courtesy CrimeStoppers). Honolulu police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in a sex assault More…

Honolulu Civil Beat and Huffington Post join forces for new Hawaii site
Cross Pierre Omidyar's serious-minded Honolulu Civil Beat with Arianna Huffington's traffic-driving wizardry, and what do you get? We'll soon see this fall with the launch of HuffPost Hawaii, a joint venture the two groups announced today. Civil Beat More…

Hawaii leaders cheer positive revenue forecast
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's political leaders are praising the latest state revenue forecast which shows growing revenue over the next two years. The Council on Revenues met Tuesday to announce the figures. Gov. Neil Abercrombie says the predicted More…

Honolulu Association of Insurance Professionals Donates $4000 to IHS
The Honolulu Association of Insurance Professionals (HAIP) has donated $4,000 to IHS, The Institute for Human Services, Inc. to support their programs to prevent and end homelessness in Hawaii. The donation was made possible by the generous support of More…

Art with HART
On May 14, the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit (HART) announced a call for artists to submit entries for an “Art-in-Transit” (AIT) project that will display artwork in the 21 rail stations and the maintenance facility. “We see this as an More…

Man's body found floating off Waiahole Valley
Terry Seelig, Honolulu Fire Department spokesman, said police received the call from fishermen around 7:10 a.m.. Seelig said fire rescue personnel brought the body to shore an hour later and turned it over to police and the medical examiner's office. More…

Honolulu woman a finalist for Wild Kingdom host gig
Stephanie Arne of Honolulu is one of three finalists to become the new “Wild Guide” for online episodes of Mutual of Omaha's “Wild Kingdom.” Arne is a wildlife educator in Honolulu, though she grew up in South Dakota. “I've always felt connected to nature. More…

Oregon woman on birthday vacation to Hawaii found dead
The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed yesterday that the woman found was Harris, but would not release any further details. Her death is under investigation. Ms Harris went to Hawaii about two weeks ago with her boyfriend and two friends to … More…

Grading the Public Schools
SCHOOL AND DISTRICT ??? The statewide school system is divided into seven administrative districts, including Oahu’s Honolulu, Central, Leeward and Windward districts; the Big Island’s Hawaii district; Maui, Molokai and Lanai’s Maui district; and the … More…

Weather Blog: Flood advisories issued for Hawaiian Islands – Hawaii News Now
Image Courtesy: National Weather Service. HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -. Heavy rains have prompted the National Weather Service in Honolulu to issue flood advisories for the islands of Kauai, Oahu and the Big Island. To track the severe weather with More…

Planning the Park
Community / A community meeting about the future of Thomas Square, held May 13 at the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theatre, demonstrated a deep community divide. Mayor Kirk Caldwell, who opened the meeting, said the goal was to create a … More…

Kakaako plan offers vision of a 'livable' community
Honolulu’s traffic consistently ranks among the worst in the nation, prompting a demand for solutions, like high-speed rail, and options, such as livable communities. But what makes one community more livable than another? You can attend a Hawaii … More…

NFL player attack suspects face new allegations
HONOLULU (AP) — Two men accused of attacking an NFL football player in January at a Honolulu nightclub are facing new allegations. KITV-TV (http://is.gd/c9yBQw) reports that Michael Miske and John Stancil appeared before a judge on Tuesday and More…

Honolulu's mayor, City Council battle budget
It's a fight to the finish as Honolulu's mayor and City Council battle over the budget. The deadline is quickly approaching and both sides are still butting heads over where the money should be spent. “But there are going to be times when we are going More…

Victim of Mililani car crash identified as Wahiawa woman
The Honolulu Medical Examiner's Office Tuesday identified the 19-year-old woman who died Sunday in a one-car crash as Shana Kieffer of Wahiawa. Kieffer died from multiple traumatic injuries due to the crash, the Medical Examiner's Office said. Kieffer More…

Panda Express settles Kauai sex harassment lawsuit
HONOLULU — A Chinese fast-food chain is paying $150,000 to settle a federal lawsuit claiming sexual harassment at a Hawaii restaurant, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Wednesday. Panda Express is settling a lawsuit More…

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