Hawaii State News, 10 July 2018

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“Hawaii News Now”, 10 July 2018.

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Here are today’s top Hawaii State news stories from “Hawaii News Now”, based in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.


High bacteria levels detected at an Oahu beach

The Department of Health is alerting beachgoers to elevated bacteria levels at a Oahu popular beach.
Sisters behind simple (and ingenious) solution to thieves at the beach

It happens all too often. You’re enjoying a swim when somebody steals the wallet or car keys you left on shore.
Year after foster care death, family has more questions than answers

It’s been nearly a year since 3-year-old Fabian Garcia died in the care of a Big Island foster home.


Here are the 8 bills vetoed by the governor

Gov. David Ige vetoed eight bills on Tuesday that covered topics from medical marijuana use, enhanced consumer protections and environmental concerns.
Troubled traffic center faces more delays after city fires contractor

Plans for the $54 million Joint Traffic Management Center have been underway for about a decade.
Online giant Amazon donates relief kits to lava evacuees

Amazon is partnering with the Hawaii Foodbank to send hygiene kits to Big Island residents affected by Kilauea volcano.
Crash closes Hawaii Island’s Saddle Road

Hawaii Island police are responding to an accident on Hawaii Island’s Daniel K. Inouye Highway, more commonly known as Saddle Road.
An evacuee returns home to find thieves — not lava — had taken everything

On the Big Island, homes spared by lava are now being hit by looters.
New signs posted remind everyone: Don’t feed Hawaiian monk seals

Although they’re cute and may look hungry, the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) is reminding fishermen and beachgoers not to feed Hawaiian monk seals.
PHOTOS: Noni Farms home among those ransacked during lava evacuations

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The 66-year-old PM contraflow on Kapiolani is getting a big update

The city is doing away with a portion of the afternoon contraflow on Kapiolani Boulevard and will allow left turns in those areas as part of an effort to improve access to Waikiki and Ala Moana.
34 people have died on Oahu’s roads so far this year

Thirty-four people have died on Oahu roads so far this year.
Eruptions are pushing 2 native plant species to brink of extinction

Eruptions in lower Puna aren’t just destroying homes and infrastructure. The lava is also threatening the future of at least two native plant species.
Daughter: Utility rep told about mom’s illness in June visit

The daughter of a 68-year-old woman suffering from congestive heart failure who died last week after her electricity was turned off says a utility company representative was told about her condition in June.
American workers’ willingness to quit hits 17-year high

US job openings slip in May, while quits reach a 17-year high.
Marketing firm to pay more than $24M in soccer bribery case

A Florida-based unit of a Spanish sports media group must pay a hefty penalty after pleading guilty to bribing Latin American soccer officials.
Former state attorney general confirmed to US Court of Appeals

The United States Senate has confirmed President Trump’s nomination of Honolulu attorney Mark Bennett to serve as a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Report blasts Georgia solitary confinement as ‘draconian’

An expert report says Georgia’s most restrictive solitary confinement facility deprives prisoners of basic human needs and risks causing psychological harm.
Authorities release sketch of Puna robbery suspect

Authorities are releasing a sketch of a suspect wanted in connection with a robbery incident in Puna last week.
Culinary instructors use their cooking skills to help lava evacuees

Inside the warehouse at the Food Basket, Hawaii Island’s Food Bank pallets are piled high with donations.
Authorities: No reports of deaths after Alaska plane crash

Authorities say no deaths have been reported after a plane believed to be carrying 11 people crashed in mountainous terrain on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska.
Coffee with a Candidate: Democratic congressional candidate Ernie Martin

North Shore councilman Ernie Martin reclaimed the council chairmanship while running for congress, considerably raising his visibility at a key moment.
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Until next time,
Russ Roberts