Honolulu News for June 26th 2013

Get drinks while relaxing in lounge chairs in Honolulu? – Honolulu
We usually go to Mexico for vacations and we love the swim-up bars, and the drink-service on the beaches and at the pools. We want to have something similar More…

Supreme Court makes it harder to sue businesses
Supreme Court makes it harder to sue businesses – 09:24 a.m.. Honolulu gas prices drop – 09:02 a.m.. Ewa beach man charged after allegedly choking woman – 08:56 a.m.. Kaneohe man arrested for allegedly threatening couple after traffic accident – 08:27 More…

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser Outtakes column
June 23–The searching never stops, and the realization of that can prompt Timmy Chinn to smile and shake his head. He could be driving through Honolulu, sitting at a restaurant or even staring at a storefront and every single time ask the very same More…

Honolulu Could Kickstart Response to Urban Homelessness
Crowdfunding supports an ever-increasing array of fetish projects, and it may soon help the dispossessed. More…

BIZ BRIEF: Hawaiian Airlines starts Sendai-Honolulu service
Hawaiian Airlines on June 26 started regular flights between Honolulu and Sendai, the first scheduled service connecting the cities since another carrier left the market in 2004, the airline said. The route is also among the first new services More…

Ex-Honolulu police major pleads guilty
HONOLULU (AP) — A former Honolulu police major pleaded guilty Tuesday to lying to FBI agents and filing a false income tax return. In exchange for the plea, federal prosecutors will dismiss other charges against Carlton Nishimura, including extortion More…

Honolulu's Indigo restaurant reopens for dinner three months after fire
Staff Pacific Business News. Indigo Restaurant and Bar reopened for dinner over the weekend with a new menu, three months after a fire damaged the historic McLean Building in Downtown Honolulu's Chinatown. KHON reports Indigo reopened for lunch More…

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Blockbuster store in Kahala closing in August – 10:16 a.m.. Medical examiner IDs hikers who died after falling from Koolaus – 10:01 a.m.. Pacific Fleet getting new commander – 09:52 a.m.. Honolulu gas prices drop – 09:02 a.m.. Ewa Beach man charged More…

Charge dropped in Honolulu nightclub NFL brawl
HONOLULU (AP) — An assault charge has been dropped against a former Honolulu nightclub owner accused of hitting Washington Redskins tackle Trent Williams on the head with a bottle. A judge on Monday dismissed the charge against Michael Miske Jr., More…

Hawaiian Airlines launches service to Sendai, Japan
The 8-hour, 26-minute flight between Honolulu and Sendai is a nonstop which then proceeds to Sapporo before returning to Honolulu. Sapporo service, which also is offered three days a week, had been a nonstop in both directions prior to today's Sendai More…

Honolulu Weekly Gas Price Update and Outlook – June 24, 2013
Average retail gasoline prices in Honolulu have fallen 4.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.19/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 214 gas outlets in Honolulu. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.8 More…

Visitors complain about Honolulu homeless
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell says he's received letters noting the problem. Szigeti says the Waikiki police substation takes six to 15 complaints per day from visitors. Szigeti says major hotels are increasing security on their property. He says a More…

Charge dropped in Honolulu nightclub NFL brawl – San Antonio
HONOLULU (AP) — An assault charge has been dropped against a former Honolulu nightclub owner accused of hitting Washington Redskins tackle Trent More…

Ex-Honolulu police major pleads guilty
HONOLULU (AP) — A former Honolulu police major has pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents and filing a false income tax return. In exchange for Tuesday's plea, prosecutors will dismiss other charges against Carlton Nishimura, including extortion and More…

Military takes over Oregon woman's murder probe
HONOLULU — A Marine is being held at a military detention facility in Pearl Harbor while authorities investigate the murder of a visitor from Oregon. Marine Corps Forces Pacific said in a statement Friday it agreed with Honolulu prosecutors it would More…

Texas Senate set for filibuster finale on abortion
Breaking News. Hawaii Kai man arrested in Honolulu robbery – 09:48 p.m.. 27 killed in China riots – 09:25 p.m.. Clues in woman's death may come from Hawaii island campsite – 08:33 p.m.. Halle Berry testifies on bill to limit paparazzi photos of kids More…

Honolulu Council one step closer to banning smoking at city facilities
The County of Honolulu has already banned smoking at certain beaches and Tuesday the City Council Public Safety Committee unanimously approved a plan to outlaw smoking at all city facilities and bus stops. The proposed smoking bans wouldn't just More…

Former Honolulu nightclub owner accused of NFL player assault off the hook
Washington Redskins offensive lineman Trent Williams had to get stitches and sat out of the game after being hit in the head with what police called a “dangerous instrument.” It happened at the M Nightclub in downtown Honolulu. “I have since been More…

SUMMER CAMPS AT THE HONOLULU ZOO
WAIKIKI, HI (June 20, 2013) – It's back to nature time. Put away the video games and turn off the TVs and head over to the Honolulu Zoo. Keiki interested in animals, the environment and the Zoo will have a blast attending either Camp 'Imi Loa or Camp More…

Former Honolulu police major facing federal extortion charges expected to
HONOLULU — A former Honolulu police major facing federal extortion charges is expected to plead guilty. Carlton Nishimura is scheduled to change his plea Tuesday in federal court. His federal public defender says he reached a plea agreement with More…

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