Thursday, May 27, 2010

Hannemann to announce today, Abercrombie v Hannemann battle nothing new, one-third islander marriages mixed, cops' dirty dancer no prostitute, more Hawaii news

Nearly one-third of marriages in the Islands are between interracial couples — by far the largest percentage in the country and four times the national average, according to a new analysis of the latest census figures.

Diabetes, heart disease, strokes, cancer and other diseases -- many lifestyle- related -- have reached "epidemic" proportions in the U.S.-affiliated Pacific islands, a crisis that grips Hawaii because many islanders choose to live here under the Compact of Free Association.

Big Islanders live shorter lives and face higher cancer, heart disease and suicide rates compared with the rest of Hawaii, according to a recent report on health on Hawaii Island.

In 1986 Neil Abercrombie was the experienced, confident front-runner, while Mufi Hannemann was the aggressive, well-funded newcomer. Yet both ultimately lost the battle for the 1st Congressional District.

Hanneman opens campaign office, announcement expected soon

Central O'ahu could become home to the largest solar energy farm in the state under a proposal by Castle & Cooke Hawai'i Inc. to produce enough electricity from the sun to power 6,000 homes.

State Labor Director Darwin Ching has submitted his resignation, effective June 15, to seek election as Honolulu prosecutor.

Hawaii's wedding industry has been hit hard by the struggling economy, but the summer season and an easy to remember wedding date are offering up a much needed boost.

A bar employee who performed a "dirty dance" with a customer after a Honolulu Police Department undercover officer bought her two $40 drinks did not commit prostitution because the state did not prove the employee performed the dance in exchange for the drinks, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

Two giant pipes filled with holes - that's the solution to help prevent property damage in Manoa. Four years after the some of the worst flooding in Hawaii's history, residents got a look at how it'll work.

The Hawaii Department of Education said Wednesday even though the teachers' union has agreed with the State and the Board of Education to end 17 teacher furlough Fridays next school year, two other unions representing school workers still have not signed off on the deal.

Gov. Linda Lingle signed tougher anti-graffiti legislation into law earlier this month, but for it to work, offenders must first be caught, police and community leaders said.

As David Lyman walked through the future West Hawaii Civic Center Tuesday morning, construction workers placed a steel roofing frame on the last building at the project site.

Photographs taken by more than 10 residents show reef damage, which they claim was caused Friday by fishermen trying to net a school of akule, or big-eyed scad, off Keauhou.

A large crowd, from serious bidders to the "niele" attended Maui County's first property tax foreclosure auction in more than a decade Tuesday.



As Kaua‘i’s unemployment rate fell 0.3 percent in April to 8.9 percent, WorkWise in Lihu‘e continued to experience the same amount of “traffic” through its doors, said Bill Grier, the branch manager of Kaua‘i’s “one-stop job center.”

We all know the greats of Hawaiian music. You can’t walk through the airport or the mall without hearing The Brothers Cazimero or IZ floating into your ears.