Honolulu News for May 29th 2013

Flood advisories extended for Oahu, issued for Maui – Hawaii News Now
Halawa, Moanalua, Kailua, Kaneohe and Honolulu. This Flood Advisory replaces the previously issued advisory that was in effect for portions of the island of Oahu in Honolulu County. This advisory may need to be extended beyond 1:00 p.m. if Heavy Rain More…

Family members of sailors experience life in the Navy on a Tiger Cruise
HONOLULU — On this Memorial Day, many families thoughts are with loved ones in uniform overseas, or at sea. The U.S. Navy has a way to bring them together, and for some it's the cruise of a lifetime! KY3 was invited to sail aboard an aircraft carrier More…

Hawaii 1/2: The city Honolulu – SkyscraperPage Forum
Last month my cousin got married in Maui, so my wife and I went to Hawaii. We spent a couple of days in Honolulu, and then most of the trip on Maui. I'll give you More…

Thousands head to annual Lantern Floating Ceremony for healing, closure
Thousands head to annual Lantern Floating Ceremony for healing, closure. 1 min ago. A tradition that started in Japan is now part of Memorial Day remembrances in Honolulu. Now in its 15th year, the annual Lantern Floating Hawaii Ceremony is well-known More…

Honolulu Weekly Gas Price Update and Outlook – May 27, 2013
Average retail gasoline prices in Honolulu have fallen 1.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.24/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey.
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Underperforming Hawaii Convention Center looks for new leadership
HONOLULU — Four firms are competing to operate the state-owned Hawaii Convention Center with the aim of boosting business at the 15-year-old facility. SMG Hawaii, which has managed the $350 million center since before its 1998 opening, is among four More…

Hawaii residents renew fight for free market in shipping
“This has nothing to do with national defense as it might have back in the 1930s,” said Honolulu Attorney John Carroll, who filed a 2012 federal class-action suit alleging the act violates the Commerce Clause of the Constitution and forces monopoly More…

Weather Blog: Flood advisories issued for Hawaiian Islands – Hawaii News Now
Image Courtesy: National Weather Service. HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -. Heavy rains have prompted the National Weather Service in Honolulu to issue flood advisories for the islands of Kauai, Oahu and the Big Island. To track the severe weather with More…

Legal Challenge to Honolulu Rail Project
Second, federal environmental law requires that Honolulu had to, “Rigorously explore all reasonable alternatives,” to determine which would be the preferable alternative. Third, when Mayor Hannemann took office in January 2005, he immediately wrote of More…

Lost hiker is helped down from Mauna Loa trail
Hikers and rescue personnel helped a 62-year-old Honolulu man who had become lost while hiking on the Mauna Loa access road trail Monday afternoon, the Hawaii County Fore Department said. Responders treated the man for cold weather exposure, More…

Honolulu firefighters retrieve body from Pali lookout
“This is most likely related to a case that the police have opened on a missing person, however, nothing can be confirmed as far as identity of manner of death,” Honolulu Fire Capt. Terry Seelig said. The lookout was closed for about two-and-half-hours More…

Don't overlook small businesses
~~<p>As much of urban Honolulu redevelops in the coming decades, there's been a lot of concern that the new communities include housing for people at the lower ends of the income scale as well as for those ready to move into posh condominiums. There's More…

Honolulu City Council's Approach To Budget Is Shortsighted
A lot has been written recently about Honolulu's budget. On the one hand, we're told the only way to make ends meet is by increasing taxes. On the other, we're told the budget can be balanced via other methods, e.g., transferring approximately $20 More…

Is Honolulu Hale Safe?
Honolulu Hale on the corner of King and Punchbowl streets is included in many travel guides as a must-see piece of island architecture. Built in 1928, the California-Spanish style facade was modeled after the centuries old Bargello palace in Florence More…

Pearl Harbor / WW II Valor in the Pacific National Monument
Pearl Harbor / WW II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, Honolulu: See 2809 reviews, articles, and 1019 photos of Pearl Harbor / WW II Valor in the Pacific More…

Honolulu Real Estate: Looking Ahead
area into a pedestrian-friendly “livable community” with new skyscrapers, wider sidewalks and more park space? Keep checking in with Honolulu Real Estate for answers as we examine who's moving in, who's moving out, who has space and who needs it. More…

Hawaii law OKs phased approval of big projects
HONOLULU (AP) — Big construction projects in Hawaii like the Honolulu rail project could have an easier time moving forward under a new law signed by Gov. Neil Abercrombie. Abercrombie signed a bill last week to allow the State Historic Preservation More…

A moment of peaceful coexistence
"We are surrounded by strangers but there is a commonality among us, and this is how we pay tribute," says Kawika Sakai about the 15th Annual Lantern Floating Hawaii Memorial event held on Monday, May 27 at Magic Island in Honolulu. More…

Honolulu Weekly Gas Price Update and Outlook – May 27, 2013
Average retail gasoline prices in Honolulu have fallen 1.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.24/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 214 gas outlets in Honolulu. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.3 More…

Shinnyo-en Hosts 15th Annual Lantern Floating Hawaii On Memorial Day
HONOLULU, May 28, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ — Today marks the 15th annual Lantern Floating Hawaii ceremony, one of the largest and most moving Memorial Day observances in the United States. At sunset, more than 5,000 candle-lit lanterns bearing More…

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