Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Hawaii Five-0 a hit on Waikiki, Mufi's mojo, new school chief named, East Oahu cries fowl over peacock killing, Kauai concerned over shrimp farms, furlough protestors sentenced, more island news

Thousands of people packed Sunset on the Beach in Waikiki tonight for the premiere of the remake of the classic TV series, "Hawaii Five-O." KHON2.

The stars of the new "Hawaii Five-0" knew how to make an entrance as they stepped onto a red carpet last night for a Sunset on the Beach premiere of the CBS crime series. Star-Advertiser.

After months of anticipation the new Hawaii Five-0 made its world premiere and what better place to do it then here in Waikiki at Sunset on the Beach and we were the first to interview the stars on the red carpet. Hawaii News Now.

Mufi Tries to Get His Mojo Back. Civil Beat.

Mufi Hannemann on Monday called on his rival for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, Neil Abercrombie, to explain how state government would pay for the new programs Abercrombie is proposing. Associated Press.

Two Hawaii environmental groups are criticizing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mufi Hannemann's campaign for using a slogan long associated with efforts to block development. Associated Press.

Gubernatorial candidate Mufi Hannemann Monday said he is encouraging Republicans, religious voters and anyone else to vote in the Democratic Party primary Saturday -- even if they are not Democrats. KITV.

Governor Linda Lingle tried to dispel accusations that she is dragging her feet on completing an environmental review of Honolulu's planned rail transit system Monday. She said in a statement that several hurdles remained before the environmental impact statement (EIS) could be finalized. Hawaii News Now.

The state's education system is under fire from some politicians who complain there hasn't been a management audit of Hawaii public schools in nearly 40 years. KITV.

Kathryn Matayoshi, who guided the state Department of Education through its successful bid for $75 million in competitive Race to the Top funds and has garnered wide support in the community since stepping in as interim superintendent in January, was chosen yesterday as the permanent head of Hawaii's public schools. Star-Advertiser.

The Hawaii Board of Education on Monday appointed interim Schools Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi as the new head of the Department of Education. KITV.

A Board of Education committee voted Monday afternoon not to close three elementary schools on Oahu and Molokai. KHON2.

A judge has sentenced 19 people who protested school furlough days in Gov. Linda Lingle's office to community service or fines of $75. Associated Press.

Some Kaua‘i residents are voicing their concerns over an informational meeting and field trip that the state recently scheduled for Thursday morning at Sunrise Capital’s shrimp farm in Kekaha. Garden Island.

East Oahu residents are calling foul after the city administration recently ordered the killing of 18 peacocks in Koko Crater Botanical Gardens. Hawaii Reporter.

Council Member Wayne Nishiki is defending his South Maui residency seat against two challengers who contend his late filing of a financial disclosure in 2008 remains an issue this election year. Maui News.

It was a heist at sea like no other and it was all caught on video. KHON2.

The morning clouds and drizzle that blanketed Hilo lifted before noon Sunday, leaving a dozen acrophiles a perfect day to dive from a platform 85 feet high into a placid pool beneath a waterfall. Tribune-Herald.

When 53-year-old Edward T. Rosen lost his vision for nine days after a rifle chamber explosion, the U.S. Marine was terrified he'd never see again. West Hawaii Today.

Blending ancient Hawaiian practices – malama ka `aina – with modern methods of sustainability – solar panels and food forests – is the topic of one of Matt Yamashita’s latest films, showing now on `Oiwi TV. Molokai Dispatch.