Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Abercrombie and Aiona neck and neck, thieves hit Hawaii Five-0, Honolulu limits fireworks, more news from the Hawaiian Islands

A bill that would prevent the homeless from camping out on city sidewalks was moved forward today by the Honolulu City Council's Public Infrastructure Committee. KHON2.

The race for Hawaii governor is in a dead heat between Neil Abercrombie and Duke Aiona, according to the latest poll. KHON2.

It's exactly four weeks until Election Day.  Campaign strategies are revving up and today both candidates went on the offensive. Hawaii News Now.

 The 2010 race for governor has been chockfull of published plans and proposals to fix Hawaii's myriad problems. Civil Beat.

The two major candidates for Hawaii governor are set to debate a broad range of issues on Maui. Associated Press.

The Republican candidates for governor and lieutenant governor spent Monday in East Hawaii, holding campaign talk-stories, meeting with business owners and waving signs. Tribune-Herald.

President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a bill granting the Congressional Gold Medal to Japanese-American veterans who served in World War II. KITV.

A crowd of fewer than 30 people attended a debate at Hahaione Elementary School Tuesday night on whether Hawaii's Board of Education should continue to be elected or whether it should be appointed by the governor. Hawaii News Now.

Four multitrack schools with more than 1,000 students each are considering options -- from shortening winter break to sending scores of students to other campuses -- to comply with a new state law that requires a minimum of 180 instructional days next school year. Star-Advertiser.

Acting Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed a bill prohibiting most fireworks Tuesday afternoon. Hawaii News Now.

Acting Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed the fireworks bill into law today. KHON2.

The chiefs of Oahu's emergency agencies expressed both relief and apprehension as acting Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed into law a bill that limits consumer fireworks on the island. Star-Advertiser.

Military officials have no plans to improve Bradshaw Army Airfield, upgrade a tank trail from Kawaihae Harbor to Pohakuloa, or do construction in Kawaihae, said Lt. Col. Rolland "Chris" Niles, the new commander at Pohakuloa Training Area. West Hawaii Today.

Workers hired by the state on Tuesday removed most the hull of a boat that washed up on to Kalama Beach in Kailua. KITV.

Looks like Steve McGarrett, Chin Ho Kelly and the gang have real-life crime on their hands -- right in the midst of their film set. Star-Advertiser.

A University of Hawaii professor is starting a project to create digital maps highlighting potential landslide hazards on Hawaii's Big Island. Associated Press.

Some West Hawaii residents have called Ooma Beachside Village "the wrong place at the wrong time." West Hawaii Today.