Honolulu News

Honolulu Building Owners Locked in Tense Renovation Dispute

HONOLULU — The owners of adjacent Honolulu buildings are embroiled in a dispute over renovation work that has involved alleged property damage, personal safety hazards and a requested court injunction. A vacant, 12-story tower nicknamed the “pimple building” is being …

Honolulu Authorities Investigate Arsons at 3 Waikiki Hotels

HONOLULU — Honolulu police said Wednesday surveillance video recorded images of the same man at three different high-rise hotels near Waikiki Beach where fires were intentionally set in recent days. Two rooms were burglarized while guests were evacuated from one …

Boulder Smashes Cars in Honolulu

No injuries are reported after a car-sized boulder slammed into a Honolulu carport Saturday morning. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the boulder slid down the side of a mountain and split in two after crashing into two vehicles and damaging part …

Honolulu Allows Residents to Adopt Sirens

Honolulu residents can adopt a tsunami siren in their neighborhood. It’s part of a program from the Hawaiian city and county’s emergency management department aimed in part at getting citizens to take ownership of the system. The department’s John Cummings …

Honolulu Gets Tsunami Radiation Detection Device

Honolulu officials have acquired a device that will allow for detecting radiation on any debris from the Japan tsunami. City officials say debris arriving in Hawaii is unlikely to be radioactive, but the $15,000 hand-held device is a precaution. KITV …

Honolulu Rail Authority Reconsidering Program

Honolulu, Hawaii’s rail authority is considering ditching an insurance program that was supposed to save the city $20 million. The program would have covered contractors working on the planned 20-mile rail line. The interim director of the Honolulu Authority for …