Honolulu News for May 9th 2013

Coast Guard searching for sailboat that left Honolulu Thursday
The Coast Guard is searching for four sailors who stopped communicating while sailing from Hawaii to California.CoastGuard Chief Jaime Benavenge said the More…

OHA gets grants to study Kakaako lands
HONOLULU (AP) — The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is receiving $400,000 in federal grants to look for petroleum and hazardous substances on several former industrial sites in Kakaako that are among land parcels the state gave the agency to settle a ceded More…

Small helicopter loses power, crashes on busy downtown Honolulu street; no
HONOLULU — A small helicopter lost power and came crashing down on a busy downtown Honolulu street Wednesday afternoon, but no one was seriously injured, authorities said. “It's a pretty miraculous situation that no one was badly hurt by this,” said More…

Hidot breaks ground for new Aloha Air Cargo facility at Honolulu Airport
The State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation (Hidot) has broken ground for a new Aloha Air Cargo facility at the Honolulu International Airport, which forms a part of the approximately $750 million Honolulu International Airport improvement project. More…

Small helicopter crashes in downtown Honolulu
Jodi Arias spent 18 days on the stand sharing intimate, emotional and oftentimes X-rated details of her life before a rapt television and online audience. She had hoped it all might convince a jury that she killed her…More >> More…

Hawaiian Electric 1Q earnings fall 12 percent
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. said Wednesday its first-quarter net income dropped 12.1 percent to $33.7 million as its utilities invested more than $60 million in local infrastructure. The Honolulu-based company said its earnings More…

Honolulu Police Department Hacked
Hawaii’s Honolulu Police Department (HPD) has acknowledged that one of its databases was recently hacked, exposing the names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of more than 3,500 members of the public, along with the names, phone numbers, … More…

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties No. 1 for sales in Honolulu last year
On the heels of another solid Oahu housing report released on Tuesday by the Honolulu Board of Realtors, one of the state's largest residential real estate firms, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, was No.1 in Honolulu for closed transactions and More…

MIT study: Number of flights from Honolulu fell 24% in five years
A graphic by the newspaper shows Honolulu had more than 10.5 million air seats in 2007, but that number fell by 19.6 percent to fewer than 8.5 million in 2012; that the number of departures fell from 86,377 in 2007 to 65,684 last year, a 24 percent drop. More…

Expedited hearing granted for Honolulu rail appeal – Hawaii News
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. More…

Caldwell asks Honolulu City Council to reconsider gas tax increase
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is asking the City Council to reconsider a 5-cents-per-gallon increase to the city's gasoline tax to help pay for increases in the new contracts with public worker unions. Staff Pacific Business News. Honolulu Mayor Kirk More…

Jury selected in Deedy trial
Deedy, of Arlington, Va., was in Honolulu for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. Attorneys began the jury selection process on April 15, questioning potential panelists individually because the case has generated considerable media attention. More…

Tires blow out on Delta flight from Honolulu to L.A.
A Delta Air Lines flight from Honolulu to Los Angeles suffered blown tires while on the Honolulu International Airport’s reef runway on Wednesday, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Flight 2364 was supposed to leave Honolulu at 11:38 a.m … More…

New Honolulu Museum of Art exhibits
This Friday, the 2013 Hawaii Quilt Guild Annual Show gets underway at the Honolulu Museum of Art School. From May 10 to May 19, more than 150 quilts will be on view. The non-juried display is the largest of its kind in Hawaii, featuring a broad range … More…

Lawmakers, critics debate legislative transparency
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii leaders say one of the highlights of the 2013 legislative session was greater transparency in the lawmaking process. But advocacy groups like Common Cause and the League of Women Voters, along with more critical legislators, More…

LA Edges Out Honolulu for Worst Traffic – CNBC.com
Los Angeles is once again the nation's most congested metro area. More…

Honolulu prosecutor taking elder abuse personally | More Local
At a time when seniors are supposed to be enjoying their lives, more and more are finding themselves the victims of elderly abuse. More…

Honolulu City Council Pushes Back Against Mayor's Proposed Budget
The Honolulu City Council budget committee has some changes in store for Mayor Kirk Caldwell's inaugural spending plan. The proposed adjustments reflect a council that's both supportive yet skeptical of the new mayor's lofty first-year ambitions, which More…

"Never Seen Anything More Spectacular" Shen Yun, Honolulu
Honolulu is a tourist hot spot and both locals and tourists came to see Shen Yun Performing Arts on the evening of Saturday, May 4th, at Blaisdell Concert Hall. [Oscar Tudela, Owner, Commercial Building Business]: "Oh, my God. It's, I can't describe More…

Jurors selected for agent's Hawaii murder trial
HONOLULU (AP) — A jury has been selected for the murder trial of a federal agent charged with shooting a man inside a Waikiki McDonald's restaurant. The Honolulu prosecutor's office says nine men and three women were selected as jurors Tuesday. More…

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