At the prosecutor's request, a state judge on Friday dismissed a sexual assault charge against a Kanoelani Elementary School custodian. Honolulu District Judge Linda Luke dismissed the case but gave the prosecutor 60 days to refile the charge.
The Honolulu Advertiser, Fri, Oct 24 2014 @ 09:45 PM
Placido Shim shows two fish he gaffed that were floating past his boat, apparently killed by a massive molasses spill from a Matson pipeline. A federal magistrate judge is accepting a shipping company's guilty plea to criminal charges from a molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor but isn't approving $600,000 in community service payments.
The Honolulu Advertiser, Fri, Oct 24 2014 @ 05:57 PM
Crewmen from Sea Engineering Inc. and divers from AECOS Inc. prepared to cast off from Pier 26 aboard the Huki Pono in Honolulu Harbor to follow-up surveys of the waters and harbor bottom to evaluate the lasting effects of a molasses spill. A spokesman says Matson Navigation Company Senior Vice President and General Counsel Peter Heilmann will be appearing at the hearing.
The Honolulu Advertiser, Fri, Oct 24 2014 @ 11:27 AM
Incumbent Councilwoman Carol Fukunaga and challenger Sam Aiona have a lot to work with the race for District 4 council member. The Honolulu City Council is in the midst of change as two new members join the chamber in January.
KITV-TV, Fri, Oct 24 2014 @ 11:44 PM
Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation Executive Director Dan Grabauskas says HART will have to pay an extra $6 million for revisions to two construction contracts, because they weren't sent out at about the same time. The city issued construction firm Kiewit a contract to design the first stretch of the rail system's elevated guideway in 2009, then a year later, the same company was contracted to design the stations.
STAR 101.9, Fri, Oct 24 2014 @ 10:39 PM
The BIA of Hawaii has been printing out flyers saying that Hawaii homeowners should "unite and fight" against a state law requiring a preservation review for homes built more than 50 years ago. A battle continues to brew between the Building Industry Association of Hawaii and historic preservation officials in the state over a law that subjects homes built more than 50 years ago to a historic preservation review whenever a homeowner applies for a building permit for a rebuild or remodel.
Business Journal, Fri, Oct 24 2014 @ 09:28 PM
At a ceremony on October 23, 2014, representatives from the Hawaii State Judiciary, Hawaii State Bar Association and Hawaii State Legislature recognized the winners of a high school essay contest and the attorneys who helped unrepresented litigants by volunteering at a legal services provider or at one of the Access to Justice Rooms at the Honolulu District Court or Kapolei Family Court. The event, held in the Hawaii Supreme Court courtroom, was sponsored by the Hawaii Access to Justice Commission and the HSBA as part of national Pro Bono Week.
Hawai`i State Judiciary, Fri, Oct 24 2014 @ 08:24 PM