Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Hawaii research ship studies Japan radiation, half of Hawaiian Airlines revenue from baggage, TSA fights firing, Honolulu good place to raise family, Maui getting more cops, Aiea to get library, more Hawaii news

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A research ship from Hawaii is carrying an international team of scientists. They're studying the impact of radiation releases in the waters off Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Hawaii News Now.

About 20 percent of the increase in next year's state budget is tied to the cost of putting people back to work on furlough days. Civil Beat.

Hawaii has dropped its appeal to a federal court ruling that lifted a $1,000 limit on donations to political action committees that make independent expenditures, so donors are free to give unlimited amounts of money to such committees. Star-Advertiser.

Last week’s indictment of an alleged electronic sex predator demonstrates the need for parents and children to be vigilant and cautious when going online or using cell phones, Attorney General David Louie said in news conference this morning. Hawaii Reporter.

A union attorney who flew to Honolulu to consult with airport security workers being fired said Monday at least some of those workers will contest their termination. Hawaii News Now.

Hawaiian, the state's largest airline, raked in $54 million last year from checked-bag fees, or roughly half of its $110 million profit. Star-Advertiser.

The American Cancer Society projects Hawai’i will have 66-hundred new cases of cancer this year. Hawaii Public Radio.

Honolulu hits the top ten when it comes to places to live and raise a family, according to Parenting magazine. KITV4.

Aiea residents will be getting a new library. KHON2.

Safeway's Property Development Centers to build Ewa site Pacific Business News

A fungus that kills coconut palms might have taken root along the Puna coastline. Tribune-Herald.

Group that turns fruit destined to rot into food for others uses grant to improve and grow program. Maui News.

A community policing program is restarting in areas on Maui that had been without those resources for several years. Associated Press.

The public is invited to two free presentations by Sue Arnold, founder of the Gray Whale Coalition. Garden Island.

The children of a retired NFL player are suing a North Kohala doctor, claiming the doctor's actions led to their father's death. West Hawaii Today.