Monthly Archives: March 2013

Pro Bowl returning to Hawaii

The Associated Press
PHOENIX — The Pro Bowl will return to Honolulu next January and again will be played the week before the Super Bowl.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday at the owners meetings that the all-star game he once considered scrapping has been scheduled for Aloha Stadium on Jan. 26. He added that Hawaii will be included “on some sort of rotational basis” in any future Pro Bowl scheduling.

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Ka‘u Park

HILO — The Ka‘u coast and areas on other Hawaii islands would be candidates for an expanded National Park System under a bill announced Wednesday by U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, a Democrat from Hawaii.

The bill, Schatz’s first since his nomination to the Senate in December, would require the Secretary of the Interior to conduct special resource studies on the Ka‘u coast at the southern tip of Hawaii Island, along with studies on the northern coast of Maui, the southeastern coast of Kauai and historic sites on Midway Atoll. The bill could also include the island of Rota in the Northern Mariana Islands if requested by the governor of the Northern Mariana Commonwealth.

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