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
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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 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


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.
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