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Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi has vetoed a bill that would have limited amplified noise in Waikīkī, according to a Nov. 22 letter to the City Council. The ordinance would have restricted the use of speakers and other noise amplifiers to certain hours of the day, and require them to be farther than 30-feet from homes and hotels.
There will be 10 red light cameras installed at various Honolulu intersections by March as a part of the state Department of Transportation's red light safety program. The cameras are connected to censors in the road. If drivers pass the stop line while the light is red, the system will capture an image of the vehicle's license plate, and the vehicle owner is fined.
Nikhil Seth is a very busy man. The dust has barely settled on the United Nations climate talks in Egypt and already the U.N. Assistant General Secretary is back on the road. Seth arrived in Hawaiʻi late Monday evening to co-host a conference with Chaminade University’s CIFAL Honolulu, the U.N.'s Pacific sustainability hub.
Families can enjoy 'The Nutcracker' back on the big stage with a familiar face this weekend. Courtney Schenberger grew up in Honolulu and trained with Ballet Hawaiʻi before pursuing a professional ballet career. She was a student at Maʻemaʻe Elementary in Nuʻuanu when visions of sugar plums danced in her head.