Honolulu News for June 20th 2013

Honolulu tacks on 20% fee to building permit costs
The City and County of Honolulu is cracking down on the number of building permits that people submit for approval but then never pick up or pay for by adding a 20 percent fee to the cost of the permit application, starting on Monday. Mayor Kirk More…

Honolulu mayor to ride bike, talk transportation
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is going for a bike ride. Caldwell plans to ride a bicycle through the Moiliili, downtown and Kakaako neighborhoods on Wednesday. City, state and federal officials will join him along with bicycling advocates. More…

Honolulu, Oslo most expensive cities for summer travel –report
Travelers looking to get the most for their money on summer vacations may want to avoid Honolulu and Oslo, Norway, which are the most expensive cities More…

Honolulu agency releases rail transit station renderings, plans public meetings
HART officials, including Executive Director and CEO Dan Grabauskas and Board Chairwoman Carrie Okinaga, along with Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Honolulu City Councilman Breene Harimoto, unveiled a model of the West Loch station at a news conference More…

Honolulu the least affordable housing market – Hawaii News
The average Honolulu home costs 8.92 years of a household's pre-tax income, making it the least affordable housing market in the U.S., according to a financial More…

Fishery Catch Quotas and Striped Marlin Overfishing on Agenda for WPFMC
Honolulu – (17 June 2013) Each year since 2011, federal fishery managers have been required to set annual catch limits (ACLs) for all federally managed fish stocks with a few exceptions. During this week and next, the scientists and managers More…

Obama: NSA secret data gathering "transparent"
Fire causes $100,000 damage to Front Street house in Lahaina – 01:59 p.m.. Honolulu flight to San Francisco turns around after problem – 01:44 p.m.. Lobbyist reports say little on sway over state lawmakers – 12:05 p.m.. Teen fatally injured near Sandy More…

Honolulu flight to SFO turns around after problem – San Jose
The Federal Aviation Administration says a United Airlines flight bound for San Francisco from Honolulu turned around because of an unspecified electrical More…

Abercrombie : Ellison good for Lanai after 1 year
HONOLULU — Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie says Oracle Corp. billionaire Larry Ellison is proving to be good for Lanai one year after buying most of the Hawaiian Island. Hawaii News Now reports ( http://bit.ly/1anEGJS) Abercrombie says Ellison's team More…

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Honolulu Breakdown's official profile including the latest music, albums, songs, music videos and more updates. More…

Hawaii Lays it on Thick to Woo Obama Center – Honolulu Civil Beat
Oahu really wants the post-presidential center located in Kakaako, but can it win over its most powerful son?
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Mini Honolulu Rail Station Unveiled in Waipahu, Community Meetings Set
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation Executive Director Dan Grabauskas showed off a model of the West Loch rail station today. It was part of a media event to announce upcoming community meetings to discuss rail More…

Honolulu Mayor Caldwell to ride bicycle through city, talk transportation options
Caldwell plans to ride a bicycle through the Moiliili, downtown and Kakaako neighborhoods on Wednesday. City, state and federal officials will join him along with bicycling advocates. The group will ride along King and Beretania streets as well as More…

Manchester To Honolulu: Pen Pals Since 1940
In 1940, a teenage girl found passage to a faraway land on a back page of a comic book. The pen pal wanted listings showed "Jerrie" in Hawaii was seeking a letter-writing friend, and 14-year-old Domenica "Sunny" Quaglia, of 75 1/2 Birch St., Manchester More…

Tel Aviv joins Honolulu, Rio among top 10 beach spots
Head to wide and sandy Gordon Beach to sit in a seaside cafe or take a dip in the saltwater pool.” Tel Aviv is in good company, joining other top beach cities as Honolulu, Hawaii; Rio de Janiero, Brazil; and Sydney, Australia. Tags: Breaking News, Tel More…

Ohana/Honolulu Names Fred Rico Dir./Programming
OHANA BROADCASTING COMPANY has appointed FRED RICO Dir./Programming for its HONOLULU cluster. RICO, who once worked for the stations when they were owned by CLEAR CHANNEL, most recently was PD for KAJM and KNRJ/PHOENIX, More…

Hawaiian Airlines to operate direct Taipei-Honolulu flights
Taipei, June 19 (CNA) Hawaiian Airlines will start offering non-stop services from Taipei to Honolulu from July to cash in on increased passenger numbers since the U.S. began extending visa-free treatment to Taiwanese nationals, the company said More…

Honolulu least affordable US city for homebuyers
Alongside Honolulu, the other least affordable U.S. areas included San Jose, Calif., San Francisco, and New York. At the other end of the spectrum, the most affordable areas were primarily located in the midwest, with South Bend, Ind., topping the list. More…

Guardian: NSA leaker Snowden live chats in hiding
Teen fatally injured near Sandy Beach was acutely intoxicated – 12:03 p.m.. Tesoro sells Hawaii refinery to Houston-based company – 11:37 a.m.. Honolulu the least affordable housing market – 11:10 a.m.. Dave Chappelle to headline monthlong comedy tour More…

Bike ride around Honolulu promotes mass transportation
It is also looking to extend the pilot bike share program into Downtown Honolulu. “If we do this right, you look at the beautiful weather we have today, and this is every day, every day, winter, spring, summer or fall, I think we can see a city that's More…

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