Honolulu News for May 19th 2013

Minneapolis has most expensive gas in US, passing Honolulu
Minneapolis on Friday passed Honolulu for the most expensive gas in the country, at an average of $4.28 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.com. While the national average has risen just 7 cents per gallon in the past week, the Twin Cities has been hit More…

TSA confiscates gunpowder at Honolulu Airport – Hawaii News
Routine screening of checked baggage at Honolulu Airport last week turned up two one-pound cans of black powder which were confiscated.Transportation More…

Ellison hires Calif. energy expert for Lanai
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that the co-founder of Oracle Corp. has hired Byron Washom, the director of Strategic Energy Initiatives at the University of California San Diego. The former Hawaii resident will manage Lanai's renewable energy More…

Afternoon rains could be heavy on Oahu, forecasters say
The forecast for Honolulu calls for a 40 to 50 percent chance of rain in the afternoons through Thursday. The light winds may also allow vog to return to Oahu next week. A high surf advisory for the south shores of all islands continues through 6 p.m More…

Federal Judge Refuses To Toss (de)Occupy Honolulu Suit Despite City's Efforts
(de)Occupy Honolulu had its day in court, and it looks like it will get another. On Friday, U.S. District Court Judge J. Michael Seabright decided not to dismiss (de)Occupy's federal lawsuit against the city of Honolulu, which claims the city's stored More…

Bloomingdale's to open first Honolulu store
May 18, 2013 (United States Of America). Macy's, Inc. announced that Bloomingdale's plans to enter the Hawaii market for the first time in fall 2015 with a 167,000-square-foot, three-level store to be built in Ala Moana Center in Honolulu on the Island More…

Aloha spreads across cultures
The entrance of Sullivan Arena, where high school graduations are being held this week, has the feel of a Honolulu tourist market, with five competitive vendors selling leis made of flowers, candy, shiny kukui nuts, green ti leaves and jewel tone yarn. More…

Honolulu Zoo to host Military Appreciation Day
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is inviting all U.S. military members and their families to visit the Honolulu Zoo for free on Military Appreciation Day. The event will be held on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.. “We would like to extend a warm aloha and our More…

City, (de)Occupy to file agreement on property seizures
City and (de)Occupy Honolulu lawyers will submit an agreement as early as next week that will outline protections for the group members' property seized by the city from Honolulu sidewalks. The filing of the agreement was made clear today at a hearing More…

LOCAL FINALISTS' ARTWORK OF TOYOTA'S 2013 DREAM CAR ART
Public invited to view artwork on display from May 5 – 27 WHAT: The original artwork of 20 local finalists of Toyota's 2013 Dream Car Art Contest will be exhibited at the Honolulu Museum of Art School for the public to view. Keiki under 16 years old More…

Man convicted in Honolulu shooting rampage – USA Today
A jury has convicted a Wahiawa man of second-degree murder after authorities say he went on a shooting rampage through Honolulu in 2011. More…

Bloomingdale's to Open New Honolulu Store – DailyFinance
Bloomingdale's to Open New Honolulu Store CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Macy's, Inc. (NYS: M) today announced that. More…

Honolulu police seek missing tourist from Oregon; last seen outside bar
HONOLULUHonolulu police are searching for a tourist from Oregon who has been missing on Oahu since Thursday. Police said Saturday that Ivanice "Ivy" Harris was last seen Thursday talking to a man outside a bar in Waikiki and has not been seen More…

Race officials beefing up security for Honolulu Triathlon
The 10th Annual Honolulu Triathlon is set for Sunday. In addition to a change of course, competitors will also notice a change in security. Preparation for the triathlon began Friday morning at Magic Island. An estimated 1,500 triathletes are expected More…

State / In Brief
HONOLULU – The Honolulu Police Department said a Waipahu man has been arrested in connection with the death of a 6-week-old boy. Hawaii News Now reported that 38-year-old Joel Asuncion was taken into custody Wednesday evening. Police have More…

Hawaii island under a flood advisory
The forecast for Honolulu calls for a 50 percent chance of rain tonight and Saturday night and a chance of heavy afternoon showers Sunday. “We're transitioning today from trades to a light winds,” said Robert Ballard, a National Weather Service forecaster. More…

Ellison hires Calif. energy expert for Lanai
HONOLULU — Billionaire Larry Ellison is bringing on a California energy expert to help make the Hawaiian island of Lanai a model for sustainable energy. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Friday (http://goo.gl/7pezL) that the co-founder of Oracle Corp. More…

Hawaii's Ohana: Readers share family pictures
Mail the items to Birth Announcements, Today section, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 500 Ala Moana, Suite 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813. Or email pdf copies of the signed announcement form and the birth certificate, along with a high-resolution (300 dpi) color More…

State Lets Honolulu Remove Sewage Spill Signs At Keehi Lagoon
The State Department of Health said today that the city of Honolulu can remove warning signs it posted at Keehi Lagoon nearly two months ago. According to the city, the signs were posted on March 25 after a state security guard noticed toilet paper and More…

Police look for missing female visitor because of safety concerns
Honolulu police are looking for Ivanice "Ivy" Harris, last seen in Waikiki. (COURTESY HONOLULU POLICE DEPARTMENT). Police are looking for a Ivanice “Ivy” Harris, who is visiting from the mainland, after family and friends expressed concern for her safety. More…

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