Honolulu News for April 30th 2013

Hawaii lawmakers leave many bills in the dust
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers are preparing to vote on the final bills of the legislative session after a heated week of negotiations, but some advocates are disappointed several initiatives failed in the final hours after gaining momentum earlier. More…

Male nurse to be sentenced in Coast Guard sex case
Dennis Henry is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court in Honolulu Monday. He's expected to be sentenced to two years in prison. Henry accepted a deal to plead guilty to sexual abuse of an incapable victim. He was accused of drugging and raping the More…

Blackstone to Acquire Hyatt Regency Waikiki
The Blackstone Group has agreed to purchase the leasehold interest in the 1,230-room Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa in Honolulu. According to Real Estate Alert, the property's current owner – a joint venture comprising Goldman Sachs' More…

Police investigate Honolulu cold case
CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department are seeking the public's assistance in identifying human remains that were recovered from Ford Island on October 25, 2005. The partial remains were analyzed and found to be a Caucasian male with a More…

Walk audit finds flaws in Honolulu streets and sidewalks
The ongoing effort to make Honolulu streets safer continues. Today a "walking audit" revealed some fixable problems in Downtown. Hawaii has more pedestrian deaths than almost any other state in the country per capita. City leaders are hoping More…

Honolulu holds parade in honor of Manti Te'o, not knowing he wouldn't be able
Te'o.JPG Former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o was drafted Friday in the second round by the San Diego Chargers. On Saturday, family and friends held a parade for him in Honolulu, but he was unable to attend. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File) More…

Another pitching gem gives No. 4 Fullerton series win
(Krystle Marcellus) Honolulu Star-Advertiser Photo by Krystle Marcellus. Grahamm Wiest tossed eight scoreless innings of two-hit ball and Michael Lorenzen earned his 13th save as No. 4 Fullerton defeated Hawaii 3-0 on Sunday to win the series at Les More…

Baby found abandoned at Honolulu beach | More Local News – KITV
Police say a 21-year-old woman found an abandoned baby at a Honolulu beach overnight. More…

American Samoa Governor looks to bring airfares from Honolulu down
The American Samoa governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga has confirmed his government is exploring all options to bring down airfares between Honolulu and Pago Pago. The governor told local media he has discussed options for reducing airfares at a meeting … More…

House before Marriage
For Ryan Lau and Leina Yokota of Honolulu, it came down to market availability and interest rates. Already having dated for years, and having already talked about marriage, they knew they wanted to move in together. After weighing the options of buying vs. More…

Baby Found At Sandy Beach In Honolulu, Hawaii – Huffington Post
HONOLULU — Authorities are investigating why a baby girl was found abandoned on a Hawaii beach hours after birth. State Department of Human Services Director Patricia McManaman says the newborn was abandoned immediately after birth. Police say a More…

Honolulu second-worst for traffic congestion behind Los Angeles
Honolulu has ceded its status as the worst traffic city in the United States for 2012 to Los Angeles, according to the latest study by traffic information provider Inrix, More…

Police investigate baby found on Oahu beach
A woman parked at Sandy Beach in east Honolulu sometime between 11 p.m. Sunday and midnight heard several people screaming, police spokeswoman Michelle Yu said. A few minutes later the screaming stopped and the woman heard a baby crying. More…

Baby Found At Sandy Beach In Honolulu, Hawaii – Huffington Post
HONOLULU — A baby girl was abandoned and found crying in the sand at a Hawaii beach soon after she was born, human services officials said Monday. More…

14 Day Weather Trend: Honolulu, Hawaii – The Weather Network
It would take 11 Empire State Buildings, stacked one on top of the other, to measure the Gulf of Mexico at its deepest point. More…

You've got to read these – The Times and Democrat
Keogh, a traffic motorcycle officer with seven years on the force, delivered a baby girl during Thursday morning's rush-hour commute on Honolulu's H-1 freeway. It was his second delivery on the freeway: he helped with a birth last year. The 39-year-old More…

1 saved, 1 overboard from remote Pacific sailboat
HONOLULU ??? The U.S. Coast Guard and Navy continue to search a remote area in the middle of the Pacific Ocean for a British man who was reported overboard from a troubled sailboat. United Kingdom officials reported to the U.S. Coast Guard in Hawaii on … More…

Abercrombie formally launches re-election campaign
The Democrat told supporters including Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell at a rally Monday that he helped the state turn around a deficit and start focusing on other priorities. “We want to make certain that the confidence that we are building right now is More…

HONOLULU – Police believe a baby found on an Oahu beach was abandoned.
Police spokeswoman Michelle Yu says a woman parked at a beach late Sunday heard several people screaming. A few minutes later the screaming stopped, and the woman heard a baby crying. She walked toward the ocean and saw an infant on the sand. More…

Is Honolulu's Rail Money on Track Given Sequestration? – Honolulu
Mayor and rail officials meet with federal transit officials in Washington to reassert city's commitment. More…

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Honolulu News for April 29th 2013

1 saved, 1 overboard from remote Pacific sailboat
HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard in Hawaii rescued a British citizen and – with help from the U.S. Navy – was searching Sunday for another British man who fell overboard in a remote area of the Pacific, officials said. The 35-year-old missing man was More…

Blackstone to Acquire Hyatt Regency Waikiki
The Blackstone Group has agreed to purchase the leasehold interest in the 1,230-room Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa in Honolulu. According to Real Estate Alert, the property's current owner – a joint venture comprising Goldman Sachs' More…

Report: Honolulu drivers wasted 50 hours in traffic in 2012 – KITV.com
Honolulu drivers wasted 50 hours in traffic in 2012, according to the latest report by the INRIX Traffic Scorecard. More…

Occupy Honolulu on the move again | KHON2 Hawaii's News Leader
Dog lost at Honolulu airport reunited with owner one month later. 2 hours ago The Occupy Honolulu movement has been forced to move once again. The King More…

Gem State NFL Free Agent Signings
10, 2012, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner). As the NFL Draft wrapped up Saturday, the rush on free agents heated up around the country – but has been slow thus far for former Boise State football players. Cornerback Jerrell Gavins said he signed a More…

1 saved, 1 overboard from remote Pacific sailboat
HONOLULU — A U.S. Coast Guard plane from Hawaii and a Navy warship diverted from its journey home searched a remote area in the middle of the Pacific Ocean for a British man many hours after he was reported overboard from a troubled sailboat. More…

HONOLULU: 1 saved, 1 overboard from remote Pacific sailboat
The U.S. Coast Guard in Hawaii rescued a British citizen and – with help from the U.S. Navy – was searching Sunday for another British man who fell overboard More…

Governor Praises Preschool Progress
HONOLULU – Gov. Neil Abercrombie released a statement late Friday regarding the Hawaii State Legislature passing SB 1093 CD1, which establishes the school readiness program within the Early Learning System. This legislation builds upon the existing More…

Another pitching gem gives No. 4 Fullerton series win
(Krystle Marcellus) Honolulu Star-Advertiser Photo by Krystle Marcellus. Grahamm Wiest tossed eight scoreless innings of two-hit ball and Michael Lorenzen earned his 13th save as No. 4 Fullerton defeated Hawaii 3-0 on Sunday to win the series at Les More…

'School Readiness' Bill Advances in Honolulu
Honolulu — A measure that would serve as a building block to creating a state-funded early childhood education program in the future advanced in conference committee Friday. Senate and House conference committee members voted to move forward More…

'Occupy Honolulu' on the move again | KHON2 Hawaii's News Leader
The Occupy Honolulu movement has been forced to move once again. The King Street sidewalk of Thomas Square along with the parking in the area is closed More…

Winning Hanabusa's seat requires a mixed message
The urban Honolulu district runs from Hawaii Kai to Kapolei and touches both Democratic and Republican strongholds.</p> ~~. What will it take to win Hawaii Congressional District 1? This is one strange district. The urban Honolulu district runs from More…

Isles get exclusive look at May 9 solar eclipse
<p>As seen from Honolulu, the eclipse will start at 2:23 p.m. as the moon starts to slide across the solar disk. The &quot;bite&quot; will get bigger and bigger until the peak at 3:48 p.m., then smaller and smaller, ending at 5:01 p.m.</p> ~~. On May 9 More…

Honolulu holds parade in honor of Manti Te'o, not knowing he wouldn't be able
Te'o.JPG Former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o was drafted Friday in the second round by the San Diego Chargers. On Saturday, family and friends held a parade for him in Honolulu, but he was unable to attend. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File) More…

American Samoa Governor looks to bring airfares from Honolulu down
The American Samoa governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga has confirmed his government is exploring all options to bring down airfares between Honolulu and Pago Pago. The governor told local media he has discussed options for reducing airfares at a meeting … More…

Ex-islander McCollum adds 'Motown' to loaded resume
A New Yorker since the mid-1980s, McCollum owes his spirit of ohana and community, and core values, to his early life in Honolulu. Many knew his mom, the late Sue McCollum. … Login for more… SUBSCRIBER LOGIN: Email. Password. Forgot Password More…

Honolulu holds parade in honor of Manti Te'o, not knowing he
There was a motorcade of cars and floats with Te'o's father, Brian, mother, Ottilia, and grandmother Norma making their way to Laie Park. More…

Antiquated Honolulu airport lobbies getting makeover – Hawaii
The state is converting its antiquated departure lobbies at Honolulu International Airport into more modern facilities. More…

Hot deals: Sicily, Australia, Hawaii, France
United Travel has Hawaii packages from $1999 a person, twin share, including return flights from Auckland to Honolulu and four nights at Sheraton Waikiki. Travel May 6-31; November 24 to December 13. Conditions apply. Sales until June 30. Ph 0800 46 86 More…

Baby born on Honolulu freeway during rush-hour – Hawaii News Now
A police officer delivered a baby girl on a Honolulu freeway during the morning rush-hour commute. More…

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Honolulu News for April 28th 2013

Parade for Manti Te'o in Hawaii goes on as planned, even though Te'o was in
Honolulu scheduled a big parade Saturday afternoon as a celebration for native son Manti Te’o on the weekend he was drafted into the NFL. The city gave a $2,000 grant for the event, according to Hawaii News Now, and the story said the remaining cost … More…

Kidnapping/Sexual Assault Suspect Wanted
Honolulu CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department are seeking the public's assistance in locating a male wanted for Kidnapping and Sexual Assault in the Third Degree. On April 25, 2013, at approximately 4:25 p.m., a juvenile female was walking More…

Antiquated Honolulu airport lobbies getting makeover – Hawaii
The state is converting its antiquated departure lobbies at Honolulu International Airport into more modern facilities. More…

Waipahu Mom: Freeway birth was a miracle
A Honolulu Police Department solo bike officer says it was divine intervention. A Waipahu mom calls it a miracle. To say baby Zahnyssa was excited to come into this world is an understatement. “She wanted everybody know that she was there,” mother More…

Police arrest man in connection with suspicious backpack – Hawaii News Now
Honolulu Police arrested a man in connection with a suspicious backpack that resulted in the shutdown of a block of Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki. According to Honolulu Police Capt. Ryan Borges, the man was seen leaving the backpack in front of the More…

Community service helps new chefs
Community service helps new chefs. 8 mins ago. The shelves built by the Rotary Club of Honolulu and West Honolulu will be used to display the culinary offerings of new chefs. 4-27 EARLY EDUCATION More…

City Council committee OKs islandwide smoking ban
approval Tuesday from the City Council Public Safety and Economic Development Committee. Bill 25 (2013) comes on the heels of a measure signed into law by Mayor Kirk Caldwell earlier this month that bans smoking at seven East Honolulu beach parks. More…

Online voting set to begin for neighborhood board seats
The Honolulu Neighborhood Commission Office has mailed passcodes to 180,000 eligible voters who may cast ballots online for contested seats on the 2013-2015 neighborhood boards. Voters may use the codes to cast ballots via computers through May 17 More…

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell To Hold Town Halls Throughout May
Nothing better than a good ol' fashioned town hall meeting to get the civic juices flowing. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has scheduled six such events across the island to give people a chance to hear about his priorities. Among the topics he plans to More…

Unattended bag in Waikiki meant to scare people
The all clear issued just minutes ago after yet another bomb scare in Honolulu. Part of the Royal Hawaiian hotel was evacuated and nearby roads blocked off after police say a man deliberately left a bag behind, because he wanted to scare people. More…

'Occupy Honolulu' on the move again | KHON2 Hawaii's News Leader
The Occupy Honolulu movement has been forced to move once again. The King Street sidewalk of Thomas Square along with the parking in the area is closed More…

Kayakers rescued in waters off Honolulu
HONOLULU (AP) — There are no reported injuries after the Coast Guard and Honolulu Fire Department rescued a group of kayakers from the waters off Honolulu. The Coast Guard said in a press release that one of the kayakers called authorities Saturday More…

Officer Stephen Keogh Helps Deliver Baby On Honolulu Freeway For
HONOLULUHonolulu police Officer Stephen Keogh jokes that he didn't receive any training in obstetrics while in the academy, but he's been getting a lot More…

Outgoing Honolulu Club operator will take over new facility
After a contentious dispute with the owner of the Honolulu Club, its bankrupt operator said Friday that it will vacate the property on May 15 and open a new facility in Kakaako on the same day. Meridian Sports Clubs California LLC's lease is expiring More…

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Discover Hawaii Tours – Private Day Tours, Honolulu: See 1872 reviews, articles, and 653 photos of Discover Hawaii Tours – Private Day Tours, ranked No.11 More…

Panel OKs school land development bill
HONOLULU (AP) – Hawaii lawmakers are moving forward with a pilot project to develop school lands to raise money for school infrastructure repairs. A committee of negotiators approved the bill Friday just minutes before the 6 p.m. deadline. The proposal More…

Baby born on Honolulu freeway during rush-hour – Hawaii News Now
A police officer delivered a baby girl on a Honolulu freeway during the morning rush-hour commute. More…

Man, 19, charged in mugging outside Blaisdell Center
Prosecutors today charged a 19-year-old Kapahulu man in the alleged robbery of seven teens Thursday night off Ward Avenue in Honolulu with the help of younger teenage boys. Richie Michael was charged with five counts of second-degree robbery, along More…

Dog lost at Honolulu airport reunited with owner one month later
Last week, KHON2 told you about a dog that had been missing at Honolulu International Airport for a month. The dog has been found and reunited with its owner. It took a lot of help from volunteers to help find Victor the dog. And it also took the love More…

Parker's absence delays trial in burglary of home
HONOLULU >> Trial has been delayed for a man accused of burglarizing "South Park" co-creator Trey Parker's home on Kauai after Parker didn't show up for a recent hearing. Parker was subpoenaed to testify in the first-degree burglary case against former More…

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Honolulu News for April 27th 2013

HMSA sued over alleged anti-competition pacts
A Honolulu resident and law firm have filed a federal lawsuit accusing the Hawaii Medical Service Association of using anti-competitive practices to maintain a monopoly that has led to skyrocketing health insurance premiums for more than a decade. More…

More Management Changes at The Modern Honolulu Hotel
More Management Changes at The Modern Honolulu Hotel || HotelChatter. More…

Coconut Willy's Waikiki reopening in former Honolulu Hard Rock Cafe site
Coconuts Willy's Waikiki will reopen Friday night in the Kapiolani Boulevard building that was once the Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu, seen here in this 2007 file photo. The Hard Rock Cafe relocated to 280 Beachwalk in Waikiki about two years ago. Stephanie More…

Hawaii committee funds school readiness program
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers on Friday agreed on the final draft of a bill to fund a new school readiness program for late-born 4-year-olds who will lose services when the state's junior kindergarten program expires in the 2014-15 school year. Sen. More…

Suspicious package found at Honolulu Circuit Court rendered safe
DPS spokesperson Toni Schwartz says Honolulu Police received a call at 6:05 a.m. that a bomb was planted near the Circuit Court building and was set to explode at 12 p.m. That call prompted a search of the area by law enforcement. Schwartz says a More…

Hawaii sneakerheads coming together in Honolulu – KHON
They are known as sneakerheads or kick collectors. This weekend, sneaker and shoe fanatics are uniting in Honolulu. But there's much more to this trend than More…

Antiquated Honolulu airport lobbies getting makeover
The state is converting its antiquated departure lobbies at Honolulu International Airport into more modern facilities. The old departure lobbies at the airport are dark, worn-down and retro. Just ask travelers there and they'll tell you. "It's not More…

Governor explores all options to bring down Hawaiian Air fares
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — The Lolo Administration in American Samoa is “exploring” all options to bring down airfares for travel between Honolulu and Pago Pago. One of thosee options is to buy shares into the Honolulu-based airline, Hawaiian More…

Dog lost at Honolulu airport reunited with owner one month later
Dog lost at Honolulu airport reunited with owner one month later. 20 mins ago. Last week, KHON2 told you about a dog that had been missing at Honolulu International Airport for a month. The dog has been found and reunited with its owner. More…

Kalakaua closed at Lewers due to a suspicious package
Honolulu police reopened Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki at Lewers Street at about 5:10 p.m. after the HPD bomb squad found nothing inside a "suspicious package" outside the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center. Although the bomb squad deemed the backpack More…

Baby born on Honolulu freeway during rush-hour
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police Officer Stephen Keogh jokes that he didn't receive any training in obstetrics while in the academy, but he's been getting a lot of practice delivering babies. Keogh, a traffic motorcycle officer with seven years on the More…

Feds still onboard with Honolulu rail project
Mayor Caldwell, City Council Chairman Ernie Martin, Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) Executive Director and CEO Dan Grabauskas and HART Board Chair Carrie Okinaga met in Washington, D.C., with Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal More…

Honolulu Woman Adds Second Charge After Escape Attempt
A woman in Honolulu briefly escaped from Police custody – but was captured in about 30 minutes. Hawai'i Department of Public Safety spokesperson Toni Schwartz, said that – at approximately 2:25 p.m. today, Elloise Ysaol and five other females were More…

'South Park' creator skips Kauai court hearing
By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER — Associated Press. HONOLULU — Trial has been delayed for a man accused of burglarizing "South Park" co-creator Trey Parker's home on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, after Parker didn't show up for a recent hearing. More…

Austinites Lost 38 Hours Of Their Lives Sitting In Traffic Last Year
Indeed, according to INRIX's Traffic Scorecard Annual Report, Austin has the fourth-worst traffic in the U.S., behind San Francisco, Honolulu and Los Angeles. Austin drivers lost 38 hours in 2012, which actually represents a three percent increase in More…

Bomb Threat Closes Hawaii Courthouses
An early morning 911 call brought Honolulu Police and a bomb squad to a suspicious package outside the Oahu First Circuit Courthouse. The unidentified 911 caller said the package was set to detonate at noon. Police and a K-9 team were dispatched at 10 More…

Hawaii leaders grapple with spike in Kauai drownings, ask airlines to play new
HONOLULU — During the summer, a shorefront area called Queen's Bath on the Hawaiian island of Kauai is calm and picturesque. It's a rock shelf on Kauai's northern shore, where sea turtles can be seen wandering peacefully amid tide pools filled with More…

Police asking for help in finding kidnapping suspect
Honolulu police released a sketch and are asking for the public's help in finding a suspect in a kidnapping and sex assault in Waipahu on Thursday. (Courtesy Honolulu Police Department). Honolulu police released a sketch today of a suspect in a More…

Honolulu Mayor Signs Bill That Targets Japanese Billionaire And Other Public
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed a bill today that will increase the amount individuals can be fined for having overgrown and unkempt properties. Bill 3 was introduced by Honolulu Councilman Stanley Chang, and bumps the maximum penalty amount up More…

Matson decreases Hawaii shipping fuel surcharge
HONOLULU (AP) — The largest shipping company that carries goods to Hawaii from the U.S. mainland is decreasing its fuel surcharge by 3.5 percentage points. Matson Navigation Co. says effective Sunday the surcharge will go from 40 percent to 36.5 More…

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Honolulu News for April 26th 2013

Honolulu Woman Adds Second Charge After Escape Attempt
A woman in Honolulu briefly escaped from Police custody – but was captured in about 30 minutes. Hawai'i Department of Public Safety spokesperson Toni Schwartz, said that – at approximately 2:25 p.m. today, Elloise Ysaol and five other females were More…

Honolulu police officer helps delivers baby on freeway in 2nd time in 2 years
The baby's father had pulled up behind Keogh on an east-bound, center median near the Middle Street exit, saying he didn't think they would make it to the hospital in time. The couple was driving from their Waipahu home during rush-hour in Honolulu More…

Hawaii sneakerheads coming together in Honolulu – KHON
They are known as sneakerheads or kick collectors. This weekend, sneaker and shoe fanatics are uniting in Honolulu. But there's much more to this trend than More…

Baby born on Honolulu freeway during rush-hour
HONOLULU (AP) — A police officer delivered a baby girl on a Honolulu freeway during the morning rush-hour commute. The motorcycle officer delivered the baby at about 8 a.m. Thursday on the east-bound H-1 freeway near the Middle Street exit. More…

Worst Traffic In US: 2013 List Has Los Angeles, Calif. In First Place
That was nine hours more than drivers in Honolulu. San Francisco was in third place for congestion, followed by Austin, Texas; New York and Bridgeport, Conn. San Jose, Calif., was in seventh place, followed by Seattle, Washington, D.C., and Boston. More…

Antiquated Honolulu airport lobbies getting makeover
The state is converting its antiquated departure lobbies at Honolulu International Airport into more modern facilities. The old departure lobbies at the airport are dark, worn-down and retro. Just ask travelers there and they'll tell you. "It's not More…

Baby born on Honolulu freeway during rush-hour
Stephen Keogh. Baby born on Honolulu freeway during rush-hour. 2 hours ago. A police officer delivered a baby girl on a Honolulu freeway during the morning rush-hour commute. Windward Oahu residents frustrated with on-going flooding problems. 2 hours More…

Phased archaeological survey bill headed for final vote
<p>The Abercrombie administration had requested the bill in response to a state Supreme Court ruling last August that temporarily halted the $5.26 billion Honolulu rail project. The court ruled that the archaeological inventory survey should have been More…

Lawmakers make hotel tax rate permanent
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://is.gd/lQho10) says proposals on Senate Bill 1194 included allowing the 9.25 percent rate to expire as scheduled or raising it 2 percentage points. The House favored resetting the rate immediately to the 2011 level More…

Councilman Chang will seek Hanabusa's seat in the U.S. House
~~<p>Pledging to run a campaign that will touch all corners of urban Honolulu, City Councilman Stanley Chang on Wednesday became the first to declare his candidacy for the congressional seat expected to be vacated by U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa.</p> More…

Suspicious package found outside Honolulu court
State Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Toni Schwartz says a bomb threat call was made to Honolulu police at 6 a.m. Thursday. The call said a bomb would explode at noon. Sheriffs found a suspicious package in plastic outside the courthouse at More…

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HMSA sued over alleged anti-competition pacts
A Honolulu resident and law firm have filed a federal lawsuit accusing the Hawaii Medical Service Association of using anti-competitive practices to maintain a monopoly that has led to skyrocketing health insurance premiums for more than a decade. More…

More Management Changes at The Modern Honolulu Hotel
More Management Changes at The Modern Honolulu Hotel || HotelChatter. More…

Hawaii visitor arrivals up, slower growth forecast
HONOLULUHONOLULU (AP) – The number of visitors coming to Hawaii in the first three months of the year surged 7.1 percent, but tourism officials said Thursday the industry's growth will likely slow later in 2013. Nearly 10 percent more travelers More…

Panel to back Schatz over Hanabusa in Senate race
HONOLULU (AP) – The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee plans to back Hawaii U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz in his bid for re-election next year amid a primary challenge from U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, a spokesman said Tuesday. Justin Barasky More…

Daily Deal: Joie de Vivre opens Honolulu hotel with $159 rooms
Boutique hotel chain Joie de Vivre is opening its second hotel in Honolulu, the Shoreline Hotel Waikiki. The 135-room hotel has a splashy '70s-inspired decor and an introductory room rate of $159 a night. The deal: The hotel joins the Coconut Waikiki More…

Geelong and Melbourne greats remember first overseas match in Hawaii
Melbourne captain Ron Barassi watches teammates Ray Dawson (front) and Barry Bourke contest a mark in an exhibition of Australian rules football under lights at Hickam airfield, Honolulu in 1963. Pictures: All courtesy of Bob Gartland. Source: Supplied More…

Report: Honolulu has nation's second-worst traffic – Hawaii News
Breaking – Hawaii's news leader for Hawaii news. Honolulu Star-Advertiser provides up to the minute breaking news in Honolulu, Hawaii. With expanded photo More…

Report: Traffic congestion in Honolulu ranked second-worst in the
Honolulu police chief's stance on gun control. 11 mins ago. Police Chief Louis Kealoha Dog lost at Honolulu airport found nearly one month later. 3 hours ago More…

Honolulu News for April 25th 2013

Eddie Kamae, ukulele extraordinaire and a Honolulu original – Los
HONOLULU – He's known as the Woody Guthrie of Hawaiian music, a virtuoso ukulele player who's helped to introduce new generations to music that might

Report: Honolulu has nation's second-worst traffic
Traffic backed up on the H-1 freeway in both directions due to road work and accidents on March 18. Honolulu has the second-worst traffic in the nation, according to an annual report by INRIX, an international provider of traffic services. (Krystle

Geelong and Melbourne greats remember first overseas match in Hawaii
Source: Supplied. BY PURE coincidence, Australian football's first official match on foreign soil was played at the Hickam air force field in Honolulu overlooking Pearl Harbour, the scene of a far more sinister invasion that still resonates at dawn

Aloha! ExecuCar Expands to Honolulu, Hawaii – Super Shuttle
It's time to crack a coconut and toast to our newest ExecuCar affiliate city: Honolulu, Hawaii! Situated on the island of Oahu, Honolulu is home to some of the

Report: Los Angeles tops Honolulu for worst traffic in the US; 2 other
Los Angeles is number one again on a list it has spent decades and billions of dollars in trying to avoid. L.A. has the worst traffic in the nation and two other California cities are among the top 10, according to a new report. The City of Angels beat …

Hawaii lawmakers negotiate minimum wage increase
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers are negotiating a minimum wage increase aimed at helping residents grapple with the high cost of living in the islands. Leaders in the Democrat-dominated state House and Senate have said they want to raise the wage

Hawaiian Airlines drops Honolulu to Manila service
Hawaiian Airlines is discontinuing what it calls an underperforming non-stop Honolulu to Manila service. Hawaiian Airlines last flight from Hawaii to the Philippines will be on the 31st of July, and the return flight from Manila will arrive in Honolulu …

NFL star is no-show; Honolulu assault case delayed
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://ow.ly/ko1KB ) reports Stancil's lawyer asked that misdemeanor assault charges be dismissed because there's no assurance the Williams brothers will show up for trial. Stancil's brother and nightclub part-owner

Macklemore & Lewis return to HonoluluHonolulu Pulse
HONOLULU PULSE STAFF / honolulupulse@staradvertiser.com. If you missed their New Year's Eve show at The Republik, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will be

Honolulu police considered for Pentagon award
HONOLULU (AP) – The Honolulu Police Department and the small business Native Hawaiian Veterans, LLC are semifinalists for the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The award is the Defense Department's highest honor for

Honolulu second-worst for traffic congestion behind Los Angeles
Honolulu has ceded its status as the worst traffic city in the United States for 2012 to Los Angeles, according to the latest study by traffic information provider Inrix, which found that traffic congestion was on the rise across the nation. Drivers

Honolulu police considered for Pentagon award
Honolulu police considered for Pentagon award. 2 hours ago. The Honolulu Police Department and the small business Native Hawaiian Veterans, LLC are semifinalists for the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.

Honolulu getsA on American Lung Association report card Pacific
Honolulu's air quality received an “A” from the American Lung Association's “State of the Air 2013″ report Wednesday, and Hawaii's capital is among the

Report: Los Angeles tops Honolulu for worst traffic in US; 2 other California
That’s nine hours more than drivers in Honolulu. INRIX says traffic in Los Angeles got worse because the city has added about 90,000 jobs, which means more people driving. The worst time to drive home: Friday afternoon. San Francisco was in third place …

Finmeccanica, parent of Honolulu rail-car maker Ansaldo, lost $1B in 2012
Ansaldo Honolulu JV has a $1.4 billion contract to produce trains for Honolulu's rail transit project and maintain them once the system is up and running. The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation recently reviewed Ansaldo's finances and opted to

Is Honolulu's Rail Money on Track Given Sequestration?
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and other officials said they were encouraged about continued federal funding for the city's rail project after meeting with Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood on Tuesday. The federal government last

Honolulu gets 'A' on American Lung Association report card
“The air in Honolulu is certainly cleaner than when we started the 'State of the Air' report 14 years ago,” Lorraine Leslie, state director of the American Lung Association in Hawaii, said in a statement. “However, the work is not done, and we must set

Report: Traffic congestion in Honolulu ranked second-worst in the nation
Experts say Honolulu's traffic is among the worst in the nation and getting worse. For Shared Vivek, traffic is so bad in Honolulu that it affects him emotionally. “I'm petrified of traffic in the sense that I really don't like leaving the house in

Honolulu's City Council approves bill to ban smoking at all parks and beaches
HONOLULU — A Honolulu City Council committee has given preliminary approval to a bill that would ban smoking at all 293 city parks and beaches. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://is.gd/2ROMaA) says the Council Public Safety and Economic

Shoreline Hotel Opens in Bustling Honolulu
Bustling Waikiki Beach in Honolulu recently welcomed a new boutique hotel: the Shoreline Hotel, boasting a vibrant, very chic design that’s as crisp as the nearby shoreline (two blocks away). Think 1970s meets the digital age, with geometric art hung …

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Honolulu News for April 24th 2013

Aloha! ExecuCar Expands to Honolulu, Hawaii – Super Shuttle
It's time to crack a coconut and toast to our newest ExecuCar affiliate city: Honolulu, Hawaii! Situated on the island of Oahu, Honolulu is home to some of the

EPA recognizes Postal Service's Honolulu center
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is recognizing the U.S. Postal Service's Honolulu processing and distribution center for recycling more. The EPA said in a news release Monday the postal service saved $650,000 because the

Macklemore & Lewis return to HonoluluHonolulu Pulse
HONOLULU PULSE STAFF / honolulupulse@staradvertiser.com. If you missed their New Year's Eve show at The Republik, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will be

Budget cuts cause delays at Honolulu International Airport
Passengers had to deal with that delay on top of the more than eight-hour direct flight to Honolulu. KHON2: “What did they say the reason was?” Passenger Frank Lietke: “Because of the budget cuts and the furloughs with the FAA.” “We'd seen in the

$5.75M settlement approved in Hawaii abuse lawsuit
HONOLULU (AP) — A $5.75 million settlement has been approved in a class-action lawsuit alleging bullying, assault and rape at the Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind. A federal judge in Honolulu approved the settlement Monday. The suit filed in

Teen lands 759-pound marlin on Make-A-Wish trip
HONOLULU, April 23 (UPI) — A Texas teenager on a Make-A-Wish Foundation sponsored trip to Hawaii caught a 759-pound marlin with the help of a boat crew. Sterling Ellis, 19, of Houston, who is in remission from Hodgkin's lymphoma and is scheduled to

New civil trial ordered in Army training death
HONOLULU — A federal appeals court has ordered a new trial in a lawsuit filed by the family of a Texas soldier killed during a live-fire training exercise in Hawaii. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling overturned a jury verdict that found the

Hawaiian Holdings Reports 2013 First Quarter Financial Results
HONOLULU, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA) ("Holdings" or the "Company"), parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. ("Hawaiian"), today reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2013.

Northern Islands mayor's office sends concerns about Pagan militarization
THE Northern Islands Mayor's Office has joined in the public awareness and education campaign about military activities in the Pacific, sending information as far as Honolulu. In its communications to Honolulu, the mayor's office said that during the

Hawaii sneakerheads coming together in Honolulu
This weekend, sneaker and shoe fanatics are uniting in Honolulu. But there's much more to this trend than just foot fashion. Call them kicks, dunks, or sneakers. These shoes are colorful, collectible, and valuable. “When they first appeared, we had

“The Voice” singer from Honolulu honed his in San Francisco
I have no idea how he’ll fare on this week’s battle rounds of ???The Voice,??? but folk-pop singer Duncan Kamakana ??? chosen by coach Adam Levine during the popular NBC TV show’s blind auditions ??? won over a number of Bay Area listeners when he lived …

City of Honolulu, HART officials in Washington this week
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, City Council Chairman Ernie Martin and Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation officials are in Washington, D.C. this week to update federal officials about the progress of the $5.16 billion elevated-rail mass-transit

Eddie Kamae, ukulele extraordinaire and a Honolulu original – Los
HONOLULU – He's known as the Woody Guthrie of Hawaiian music, a virtuoso ukulele player who's helped to introduce new generations to music that might

Hawaii sneakerheads coming together in Honolulu
Hawaii sneakerheads coming together in Honolulu. 7 mins ago. They are known as sneakerheads or kick collectors. This weekend, sneaker and shoe fanatics are uniting in Honolulu. But there's much more to this trend than just foot fashion. Waikiki

The race card in Hawaii politics
Over the last 20 years, there have been 10 major Democratic races that pitted a white candidate against an Asian-American one, including four out of six Honolulu mayor's races and three out of six governor's races. At the Senate level, it hasn't

Honolulu mayor discusses rail in Washington
Photos. Rail. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is in Washington, D.C. this week updating federal officials on progress of Honolulu’s rail transit project. During meetings Tuesday, Caldwell assured U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Federal …

Police check in on Keeaumoku bars after recent violence
In response to community concerns over recent violent incidents in the Keeaumoku area, Honolulu police last week visited several businesses in the area that sell liquor, police said on their website. Police said officers discussed with workers the

Honolulu Sponsoring Manti Te'o 'Welcome Home' Parade
Manti Te'o is getting a welcome home parade this weekend along with his teammate Robby Toma. Te'o was a standout linebacker at Notre Dame, and was a Heisman Trophy finalist. Toma played wide receiver for the university, and like Te'o graduated from

Finmeccanica, parent of Honolulu rail-car maker Ansaldo, lost $1B in 2012
Ansaldo Honolulu JV has a $1.4 billion contract to produce trains for Honolulu's rail transit project and maintain them once the system is up and running. The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation recently reviewed Ansaldo's finances and opted to

HPD, Native Hawaiian Veterans selected as semifinalists for award
The Honolulu Police Department and Native Hawaiian Veterans have been selected by the Department of Defense as semifinalists for the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The Freedom Award is the DoD's highest honor for

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Honolulu News for April 23rd 2013

Police check in on Keeaumoku bars after recent violence
In response to community concerns over recent violent incidents in the Keeaumoku area, Honolulu police last week visited several businesses in the area that sell liquor, police said on their website. Police said officers discussed with workers the

Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) Changes Lives at the Honolulu
Join TCOYD at the Honolulu Convention Center on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 9:00am – 5:00pm. Expect motivational, uplifting and informative presentations from leading diabetes experts, one-on-one advice from endocrinologists, diabetes educators,

Hawai'i Cruising by Norwegian
Diamondhead Mountain, Waikiki Beach and the Pearl Harbor Memorial in Honolulu, as well as the giant waves on the infamous “North Shore” on Oahu. The Kona coffee plantations as well as the active Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park on the island of …

Honolulu Mayor Announces New Head Of Neighborhood Commission Office
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced the cabinet appointment Monday morning, saying in a press release that the office is “very important to our community.” If Velasco's name seems familiar it's because she was involved in a contentious race for the

City officials to meet with feds over rail project
City leaders overseeing Honolulu's elevated rail project are in Washington, D.C. to brief federal transit officials on how the effort is going. (Star-Advertiser file art). City leaders overseeing Honolulu's elevated rail project are in Washington, D.C

Honolulu Weekly Gas Price Update and Outlook – April 22, 2013
Average retail gasoline prices in Honolulu have fallen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.27/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 214 gas outlets in Honolulu. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.6

Suspect arrested in early morning shooting in Waikiki
Honolulu police have arrested a suspect allegedly involved in a shooting Sunday morning in Waikiki. It happened about 2:45 a.m. near the Waikiki Trade Center on Kuhio Avenue. Police say two men were involved in an altercation when one of the men pulled

City officials to meet with feds over rail project
Mayor Kirk Caldwell, City Council Chairman Ernie Martin, Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation CEO Dan Grabauskas and HART board Chair Carrie Okinaga are scheduled to meet Tuesday with U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal

Hikers make for busy morning for Honolulu fire crews – Hawaii News
Honolulu Fire Department rescue personnel assisted hikers in distress at three separate locations over a two hour span this morning.The first call came in

Police looking for missing Kaneohe man
Police looking for missing Kaneohe man. 34 mins ago. Honolulu Police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing Kaneohe man. Kaipo Kapua, 25, was last seen at his residence at 11 a.m. Sunday. Kunia Road

Honolulu seeks proposals from nonprofits for $1.6M in grants
The City and County of Honolulu on Friday made nine grants worth a total $1.6 million in grant-in-aid funds available to local nonprofits.

$5.75M settlement approved in Hawaii abuse lawsuit
HONOLULU (AP) — A $5.75 million settlement has been approved in a class-action lawsuit alleging bullying, assault and rape at the Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind. A federal judge in Honolulu approved the settlement Monday. The suit filed in

Plaintiffs in Honolulu rail federal lawsuit ask 9th Circuit for expedited
Plaintiffs, including former Hawaii Gov. Ben Cayetano, in a federal lawsuit seeking to stop the $5.16 billion Honolulu rail transit project have asked the 9th U.S.

Honolulu Weekly Gas Price Update and Outlook – April 22, 2013
Average retail gasoline prices in Honolulu have fallen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.27/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey.
Hawaii Reporter

Early-morning fires occupy firefighters
Firefighters were busy with two fires on the opposite ends of Honolulu early this morning — a restaurant kitchen fire in Waikiki and a garage fire in Ewa Beach. Firefighters were busy with two fires on the opposite ends of Honolulu early this morning

“The Voice” singer from Honolulu honed his in San Francisco
I have no idea how he’ll fare on this week’s battle rounds of ???The Voice,??? but folk-pop singer Duncan Kamakana ??? chosen by coach Adam Levine during the popular NBC TV show’s blind auditions ??? won over a number of Bay Area listeners when he lived …

DSCC would back Schatz over Hanabusa – Washington Post
Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), left, speaks at the state Capitol in Honolulu on Dec. 26., 2012, after Gov. Neil Abercrombie, right, announced he was appointing Schatz to fill the seat vacated by the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye. (Audrey McAvoy/Associated

National Weather Service issues flash flood watch for Kauai and Nihau
HONOLULU — A flash flood watch has been issued for the islands of Kauai and Niihau through Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service says an approaching front could produce conditions leading to flash flooding. The agency advises campers and

More Management Changes at The Modern Honolulu Hotel
The Modern Honolulu has only been open for a little over two years but already its undergone two management changes. The first happened when Marriott’s Edition brand was unceremoniously shoved out of the property by the hotel’s owners, M Waikiki, back …

Budget cuts cause delays at Honolulu International Airport
Passengers had to deal with that delay on top of the more than eight-hour direct flight to Honolulu. KHON2: “What did they say the reason was?” Passenger Frank Lietke: “Because of the budget cuts and the furloughs with the FAA.” “We'd seen in the

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Honolulu News for April 22nd 2013

Honolulu firefighters help injured, lost hikers
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu firefighters were busy helping two hikers that were injured and one who was lost in three separate locations Saturday. The Honolulu Star Advertiser says (http://bit.ly/ZGLZ6Q ) around 9:45 a.m. firefighters were called out to

Hawai'i Cruising by Norwegian
Diamondhead Mountain, Waikiki Beach and the Pearl Harbor Memorial in Honolulu, as well as the giant waves on the infamous “North Shore” on Oahu. The Kona coffee plantations as well as the active Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park on the island of …

National Weather Service issues flash flood watch for Kauai and Nihau
HONOLULU — A flash flood watch has been issued for the islands of Kauai and Niihau through Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service says an approaching front could produce conditions leading to flash flooding. The agency advises campers and

Hikers make for busy morning for Honolulu fire crews – Hawaii News
Honolulu Fire Department rescue personnel assisted hikers in distress at three separate locations over a two hour span this morning.The first call came in

Police looking for missing Kaneohe man
Police looking for missing Kaneohe man. 34 mins ago. Honolulu Police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing Kaneohe man. Kaipo Kapua, 25, was last seen at his residence at 11 a.m. Sunday. Kunia Road

Honolulu seeks proposals from nonprofits for $1.6M in grants
The City and County of Honolulu on Friday made nine grants worth a total $1.6 million in grant-in-aid funds available to local nonprofits.

Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) Changes Lives at the Honolulu
Join TCOYD at the Honolulu Convention Center on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 9:00am – 5:00pm. Expect motivational, uplifting and informative presentations from leading diabetes experts, one-on-one advice from endocrinologists, diabetes educators,

Miramar At Waikiki – Hotel Reviews, Deals – Honolulu, Hawaii
Miramar At Waikiki in Honolulu: View TripAdvisor's 669 unbiased reviews, 219 photos, and special offers for Miramar At Waikiki, #47 out of 81 Honolulu hotels.

Flood Advisory Briefly Issued for Maui
EVENTS: The National Weather Service in Honolulu has CANCELLED a FLOOD ADVISORY for MAUI ISLAND. The watch was issued late Saturday night as heavy windward showers marched ashore in East and North Maui. EFFECTS: Weather radar and

HPD open attempted murder investigation in Waikiki Trade Center shooting
Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to add kitvtv's video to your playlist. Sign in. Statistics Report. Published on Apr 21, 2013. Honolulu Police have opened an attempted murder investigation after a man was shot at the Waikiki Trade Center around 3 a.m

Early-morning fires occupy firefighters
Firefighters were busy with two fires on the opposite ends of Honolulu early this morning — a restaurant kitchen fire in Waikiki and a garage fire in Ewa Beach. Firefighters were busy with two fires on the opposite ends of Honolulu early this morning

Suspect arrested in early morning shooting in Waikiki
Honolulu police have arrested a suspect allegedly involved in a shooting Sunday morning in Waikiki. It happened about 2:45 a.m. near the Waikiki Trade Center on Kuhio Avenue. Police say two men were involved in an altercation when one of the men pulled

City officials to meet with feds over rail project
City leaders overseeing Honolulu's elevated rail project are in Washington, D.C. to brief federal transit officials on how the effort is going. (Star-Advertiser file art). City leaders overseeing Honolulu's elevated rail project are in Washington, D.C

Plaintiffs in Honolulu rail federal lawsuit ask 9th Circuit for expedited
Plaintiffs, including former Hawaii Gov. Ben Cayetano, in a federal lawsuit seeking to stop the $5.16 billion Honolulu rail transit project have asked the 9th U.S.

More Management Changes at The Modern Honolulu Hotel
The Modern Honolulu has only been open for a little over two years but already its undergone two management changes. The first happened when Marriott’s Edition brand was unceremoniously shoved out of the property by the hotel’s owners, M Waikiki, back …

Honolulu Weekly Gas Price Update and Outlook – April 22, 2013
Average retail gasoline prices in Honolulu have fallen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.27/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 214 gas outlets in Honolulu. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.6

Honolulu Mayor Announces New Head Of Neighborhood Commission Office
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced the cabinet appointment Monday morning, saying in a press release that the office is “very important to our community.” If Velasco's name seems familiar it's because she was involved in a contentious race for the

Lost dog at Honolulu airport frustrates owners, affects travel – KHON
On March 26, Laci and Kendall Horner were at Honolulu International Airport, about to catch a flight to their new home in California. They checked in their two

DSCC would back Schatz over Hanabusa – Washington Post
Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), left, speaks at the state Capitol in Honolulu on Dec. 26., 2012, after Gov. Neil Abercrombie, right, announced he was appointing Schatz to fill the seat vacated by the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye. (Audrey McAvoy/Associated

Honolulu Weekly Gas Price Update and Outlook – April 22, 2013
Average retail gasoline prices in Honolulu have fallen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.27/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey.
Hawaii Reporter

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