Honolulu News for June 1st 2013

Former airline employee to change plea in meth trafficking case
Fuamatu says that as a ramp agent she bypassed security checkpoints to smuggle hundreds of thousands of dollars in drug money from Honolulu to Los Angeles on flights with her husband. A criminal complaint alleges Walter Dominguez paid her to transport More…

Afternoon showers likely again for Oahu
Forecasters say there's a 50 percent chance of rain over Honolulu this afternoon. Trade winds should return sometime this weekend, bringing an end to the muggy weather and afternoon showers over Oahu. But the northeast winds could bring the usual More…

HTY's CALL IT COURAGE to Return to Honolulu Theatre, 6/14-15
Call It Courage, adapted from the Newbery Medal-winning children's tale by Armstrong Sperry, will return to the Honolulu Theatre for Youth stage June 14 & 15 as part of the Network of Ensemble Theatre (NET)'s MicroFest USA: Honolulu – A National Summit More…

Governor releases $21.8M for capital improvement projects for Hawaii airports
HONOLULU — Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie is releasing more than $21.8 million for capital improvement projects for airports and highways statewide. Abercrombie said Thursday maintaining and upgrading transportation infrastructure is essential to island More…

SecDef Hagel to address troops at Hickam this morning
Hagel, a former Republican senator from Nebraska who was chosen by President Barack Obama to succeed Leon Panetta as defense secretary, arrived Wednesday in Honolulu, where he headed to Camp Smith and was briefed by Adm. Samuel Locklear on More…

Prices to increase for Honolulu Star-Advertiser paper
Prices to increase for Honolulu Star-Advertiser paper. 41 mins ago. Starting June 1st, the price of the Honolulu Star Advertiser will go up by 25-cents. On Oahu, a daily edition will be $1 and the Sunday paper will cost $2.25. More…

Hawaii: Honolulu to host Pan-Pacific Festival
The Pan-Pacific Festival, one of Honolulu's biggest annual celebrations, will draw thousands of people to Waikiki from June 7-9. Activities will bring together people from various Pacific Rim cultures to share their music, arts, dance, food and more More…

Former Delta Air Lines ramp agent to change plea in Honolulu in meth
HONOLULU — A former Delta Air Lines employee accused of using her security credentials to help a meth trafficking ring operate between California and Hawaii is changing her plea. Sifatutupu Fuamatu is scheduled Friday to withdraw her not guilty plea More…

Who's Driving TheBus? Honolulu Councilman Wants Ethics Oversight
Honolulu City Councilman Joey Manahan wants to bring a little clarity to who's in charge of TheBus, and has introduced legislation to shine a brighter light on those who oversee its operations. Oahu Transit Services is a private nonprofit organization More…

FCC moves to reduce subsidies for phone company
Federal regulators are pressing ahead with their decision to slash government subsidies used by Sandwich Isles Communications to provide telephone and high-speed Internet service to customers living on Hawaiian Home Lands, saying the Honolulu-based More…

Oahu radio host Kanoi is Kauai-bound
Veteran local radio personality Ed Kanoi, the morning man at Honolulu's KKOL-FM 107.9, will be leaving Oahu for Kauai next month. Kanoi has accepted a position as general manager and program director for the three Kauai radio stations licensed to H. More…

Honolulu Club reopening after remodel: Slideshow
The work included redoing the locker rooms, remodeling the bar areas and replacing all of the exercise equipment. Gushman and California-based Douglas Emmett Inc. (NYSE: DEI), which bought the Honolulu Club building in 2008, took over the club when More…

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HuffPost, Civil Beat to launch Hawaii site
HONOLULU – The Huffington Post and subscription-based news website Honolulu Civil Beat announced Wednesday that they plan to partner in a new site dedicated to Hawaii news. The online outlets said HuffPost Hawaii is expected to launch in the fall, with More…

Honolulu Official: Synagro Bankruptcy Won't Impact City
Synagro, the company at the center of a controversial fight over the Sand Island Wastewater Treatment Plant, has filed for bankruptcy. But don't worry, Honolulu Environmental Services Director Lori Kahikina says. The bankruptcy won't impact city More…

Market convention center better
~~<p>Business trips account for about 9 percent of all travel and the segment is growing, so the state's opening of the Hawai&lsquo;i Convention Center 15 years ago was expected to be a big boost in Honolulu receiving a large share. The result, however More…

A&B Properties To Acquire Pearl Highlands Center In West Oahu
HONOLULU, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (NYSE: ALEX) ("Company" or "A&B") announced today that its real estate subsidiary, A&B Properties, Inc., has agreed to acquire Pearl Highlands Center, a 415,000 square-foot, More…

Former Delta worker to change plea in meth ring
HONOLULU — A former Delta Air Lines employee pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy in a meth trafficking ring, admitting she used her security credentials to transport hundreds of thousands of dollars in drug money from Hawaii to California. Sifatutupu More…

Honolulu Mayor Blasts City Council For 'Out Of Control' Earmarks
Caldwell wants the council to consider a new spending plan that cuts out the pork . More…

Honolulu rail car-maker Ansaldo loses order from Belgian railway
Staff Pacific Business News. The operator or Belgium’s railway service has cancelled an order from Finmeccanica SpA, the Italian parent company of Ansaldo Honolulu JV, which has a $1.4 billion contract to make the cars for Honolulu’s elevated rail project. More…

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