Honolulu News for May 4th 2013

Honolulu International Airport Modernization Begins Construction
HONOLULU — With the groundbreaking for a new Aloha Air Cargo facility, the state Department of Transportation today celebrated the start of approximately More…

Convicted killer's life sentence changed to 20-year term
Glenn J. Keohokapu Jr., left, stands with his lawyer, Ben Ignacio during the verdict deliberation on April 20, 2009 at Circuit Court in Honolulu. (Star-Advertiser archive). A convicted killer whose life prison term for manslaughter was overturned on More…

Opponents of Honolulu rail granted expedited hearing on whether construction
HONOLULU — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is granting a request to expedite a hearing on whether construction of Honolulu's rail project can continue. Opponents of the project are appealing a December ruling that allowed construction to More…

Honolulu airport's $750m revamp gets underway – Airport World
An extensive improvement project at Honolulu International Airport has begun with groundbreaking for a new Aloha Air Cargo (AAC) facility. The $12m AAC terminal, being built with private investment, will consolidate cargo operations, support offices More…

Hawaii Legislature ends its 2013 session
Hawaii House and Senate lawmakers hold hands and sing together after ending the 2013 legislative session at the state Capitol in Honolulu today. (AP Photo/Anita Hofschneider). The Hawaii Legislature concluded its 2013 legislative session today as More…

Honolulu rail agency gets $4.3M more from Hawaii general excise tax
The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation says the city's rail transit project received $55.3 million in Hawaii's general excise tax during the third quarter of the state's fiscal year, which was about $4.3 million than expected. The Honolulu More…

Honolulu French eatery Le Guignol closing | More Local News
An award-winning restaurant is serving up some of its final meals. More…

Hawaiian Airlines Reports April Traffic Statistics
New nonstop service will begin between Honolulu and Taipei, Taiwan on July 9, 2013 and, subject to government approvals, between Honolulu and Beijing, China in April 2014. Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 jet flights daily between the More…

2 women arrested at Honolulu airport after flight disruption
State deputy sheriffs arrested two women Thursday night following an altercation at the Honolulu International Airport. Officials say the women were passengers on an Allegiant Air flight from Washington. An airport duty manager requested sheriff More…

Fishermen want humpback whales off endangered list
HONOLULU ??? A group of Hawaii fishermen is asking the federal government to remove northern Pacific humpback whales from the endangered species list, saying the population has steadily grown since the international community banned commercial … More…

Hawaii Legislature OKs seat belt restrictions
HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Senate has approved a bill to require adults to always wear seat belts when riding in cars on public highways. Lawmakers voted Thursday on the bill. Thursday is the last day of the 2013 legislative session. The state More…

Honolulu Airport to get $700-million facelift
Federal cuts are trickling down, leaving the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association scrambling to cut seven percent this year. Their proposal — four furlough days for nearly 12,000 employees from the National Weather Service. NOAA says 370 More…

Honolulu Rail Work Not Going To Small, Hawaii-Based, Minority Businesses?
There's concern that the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation is skirting its promise to hire small, disadvantaged businesses to help design and build the city's $5.26 billion rail project. Federal law requires that HART implement a More…

Price of gas starting to get cheaper in Hawaii
Honolulu drivers paid three cents less per gallon this week than last week. The price has dropped seven cents in a month and is 20 cents cheaper than last year. Hilo's average gas price of $4.34 per gallon also dropped three cents in a week and is 39 More…

Honolulu International Airport to expand
to your playlist. Sign in. No statistics available yet. Report. Published on May 2, 2013. The biggest airport expansion project Hawaii has ever seen is now underway. It is the start of a 4-year, $750 million renovation project for Honolulu More…

Expedited hearing granted for Honolulu rail appeal
HONOLULU (AP) — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is granting a request to expedite a hearing on whether Honolulu rail construction can continue. Rail opponents are appealing a December ruling allowing construction on the west end of the $5 More…

Honolulu Airport expansion project gets launched
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://is.gd/cinEon) says Thursday' groundbreaking ceremony comes after years of planning on the $739 million project. The four-year modernization project will begin with a new maintenance building for Aloha Air Cargo. More…

Honolulu International Airport to get $700M facelift
More than $700 million of improvements are about to begin at Honolulu International Airport. But as always, with improvements, expect some inconveniences along the way. KHON2 wanted to know where all that money will go? The governor was joined by More…

Honolulu International Airport to get $700M facelift
Honolulu International Airport to get $700M facelift. 2 hours ago. More than $700 million of improvements are about to begin at Honolulu International Airport. But as always, with improvements, expect some inconveniences along the way. More…

BC sisters arrested after scuffle at Honolulu airport
Last Updated Friday, May 3, 2013 10:46PM PDT. HONOLULU — Two British Columbian women were arrested after a minor scuffle with deputies at the Honolulu airport, according to Hawaiin officials. Public safety spokeswoman Toni Schwartz said the sisters … More…

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