Honolulu News for May 17th 2013

Six reasons to do something this weekend
What: This month, Honolulu Night Market celebrates its love for Kakaako with five “neighborbood” activities – Makkuro Makkuro pop-up at R&D, Youth Roots and Justice art and poetry battle at 808 Urban, video and photography show from Mid Pacific … More…

Housing First $ – Honolulu Weekly
Last Thursday, May 9, the Caldwell administration revealed its action plan for solving Honolulu's homeless problem. But at the City Council's budget meeting the same day, Budget chair Ann Kobayashi wanted to know where the money for “Housing First More…

Electrical outlet malfunction causes Kailua apartment fire
An electrical malfunction of a wall outlet behind a kitchen refrigerator was the cause of a fire that caused $65,000 in damage Tuesday to a Kailua apartment structure, according to the Honolulu Fire Department. Fire spokesman Terry Seelig said More…

Search for mysterious swimmer on Big Isle continues
Anyone with any information are requested to contact the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center at (808) 842-2600 or Hawaii County Police — officer Dion Santiago at (808) 775-7533 — or the Police Department's non-emergency line at (808) More…

Honolulu seeks artists for rail transit stations
HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation is putting out a nationwide call for artists to create public art in stations of the city's planned rail system. The $5 million public art program will highlight work created by artists More…

My Next Destination Race: Honolulu Triathlon
Next week my girlfriend and are traveling to Hawaii for the 10th annual Honolulu Triathlon and I will be completing my 6th state. We're not taking a vacation for the sole reason of me doing a triathlon, but when we were deciding where to go, I lobbied More…

State officials slack on costs, contracts
The state auditor released a scathing report Wednesday slamming the Department of Transportation's Airports Division for a "pattern of recurring violations and questionable practices" as it moved forward on a 12-year, $1.7 billion overhaul of Honolulu More…

Two Into Two Won't Go – Honolulu Weekly
The 24th Annual Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival plays June 4-9 at the Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Museum of Art and R/D Interisland Terminal. Individual tickets are $10 general, $9 student and senior. Festival passes are $80 (film only, no More…

Man convicted in Honolulu shooting rampage – USA Today
HONOLULU (AP) — A jury on Thursday convicted a Wahiawa man of second-degree murder and other charges in a 2011 shooting rampage through Honolulu that killed a mother of 10 and wounded two other people. Jurors deliberated for about 13 hours More…

Alcohol banned at Sandbar on Memorial Day weekend
Treena Shapiro is a Honolulu-based freelance writer and editor. She has worked previously for the Honolulu Advertiser, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and the Associated Press. She currently lives in Windward Oahu with her husband, two children and a pair … More…

Ruling due on sidewalk nuisance law
Both city officials and (de)Occupy Honolulu members are hoping a U.S. district judge will make a ruling Friday on the protest group's encampment on the sidewalks near Thomas Square and the city's efforts to remove them. Members of (de)Occupy Honolulu, More…

Jury reaches verdict in Honolulu freeway shooting
Stangel opened fire at an intersection in the early-morning hours of June 3, 2011, killing 54-year-old Tammy Nguyen of Honolulu, authorities said. He then shot and wounded two more people on a freeway and fired at two police officers who were ticketing More…

Opening Brief Filed In Honolulu Rail Appeal
Ben Cayetano and other plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit that aims to stop Honolulu's rail project filed their opening brief in their appeal to 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. It's 3,785 pages with attachments. The opening brief itself is much shorter More…

Endangered Hawaiian hawks found shot on Big Island
HONOLULU ??? Two endangered Hawaiian hawks were found wounded on the Big Island after apparently being shot with a pellet gun, and federal wildlife officials want to know who is responsible. The hawks were treated at the Three Ring Ranch, … More…

(de)Occupy Honolulu “Mixed Bag Of Self-Absorbed Social Protestors,” City Says
If there was ever any doubt about what city of Honolulu officials truly thought about (de)Occupy Honolulu it's been erased in a response to a federal lawsuit filed by the protesters. Here's what Honolulu Corporation Counsel had to say: “This case is More…

Party Animal – Honolulu Weekly
Director Baz Luhrmann had it in his grasp. The Great Gatsby, at last done right for the screen, is the equivalent of capturing lightning in a jar. It does come close, and you might end up grinning ear-to-ear at some of the stuff in the party-filled More…

Judge sets house arrest conditions for Hawaii defense contractor accused of
HONOLULU — A federal judge in Hawaii is setting conditions for the pretrial release of a defense contractor accused of giving military secrets to his Chinese girlfriend. U.S. District Court Judge Leslie Kobayashi said Tuesday Benjamin Bishop will be More…

Auditor: Hawaii airport projects mismanaged
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's state auditor says Transportation Department officials improperly shifted buying power to a contractor managing a $1.7 billion renovation of the Honolulu airport as part of a pattern of repeat violations. Acting State Auditor More…

A 'Desperate' Search For More Money Inside The Walls Of Honolulu
Discussion turns to raiding retirement funds and cutting earmarks as budget talks intensify. More…

Construction costs, labor impact Honolulu condominium development
There has been quite a buzz around Honolulu regarding the Kakaako condominium boom, which just last week added another possible residential development to the mix, as I reported in the May 10 print edition of Pacific Business News. Some 15 known More…

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