Hawaii State News, afternoon edition, 15 July 2018

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Here are the top Hawaii State stories for Sunday afternoon, 15 July 2018, from KITV.com, based in Honolulu, Hawaii. Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

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  • Congressional contender Donna Mercado Kim aims to make Hawaii’s voice heard

    Hawaii’s first Congressional district race is packed: 13 candidates are vying for US Representative Colleen Hanabusa’s seat on Capitol Hill as Hanabusa sets her eyes on the race for governor.  One candidate for that Congressional seat is Donna Mercado Kim. Many know her from her years in Hawaii’s state senate, but here’s a side of Senator Donna Mercado Kim they may not know: she can sew and do woodwork.

  • Marco Polo resident shares story of life after fire

    A resident from one of the two floors most affected by the Marco Polo fire, Moon Yun Pellerin, shares her story of struggle in the months after the fire burned her 27th floor apartment. Pellerin, who lived there lived with her husband and mother, says they don’t plan on returning to the building. We first met her the day of the fire, when she described herself as “homeless,” with just the clothes on her back. Her 91-year-old mother, who has Alzheimer’s D…

  • Marco Polo fire, one year later

    It’s a day of reflection for those all of those affected by the fire. Island News spoke to the Red Cross as well as Honolulu EMS, who said the Marco polo fire was the most devastating disaster they’ve ever had to deal with. Both played key support roles during the fire. Paramedics not only transporting residents to the hospital – but taking care of the firefighters as well. EMS district chief Colin Wong said one of the biggest challenges for him was to send a crew up just a …
  • The Latest: Kilauea Eruption Update

    Up to the minute changes, video and live reports added here.

  • Entangled whale shark spotted on Thursday near Molokini

    A juvenile whale shark with heavy gauge line wrapped around its mid-section was spotted a second time this week. Initial reports of the entangled whale shark were received on Sunday off Olowalu and then on Thursday several commercial snorkel/dive tour companies reported the shark on the backside of Molokini, off Maui’s south shore.   Based on photographs, provided by ProDivers, the entanglement represents a tight wrap around the whale shark’s body forward of its pectoral fins. Th…
  • Repair work continues on a 12-inch water main break on Vineyard Blvd.

    The affected area is right by Palama Settlement.

  • Tourism is up, but so are Waikiki vacancies

              Tourism is thriving, so why are there so many empty store fronts in Waikiki?

  • Rocky the monk seal expecting again

    One of Hawaii’s most well known Hawaiian monk seals is pregnant again and due around July 15. Rocky became a sensation after giving birth on popular Kaimana Beach last year. She’s had 10 pups already and 9 were birthed on a remote beach in Kauai. Last year baby Kaimana, named after the beach, came as a complete surprise to spectators and this year’s location may come as a surprise as well.

  • A fire destroyed a Salt Lake home Friday morning

    The fire happened around 9:30 a.m.

  • Lt. Gov. candidates discuss tourism issues at public forum

    Five democratic candidates for Lieutenant Governor met in a forum Friday at the Prince Waikiki Hotel, talking tourism.

  • Internal poll shows Colleen Hanabusa’s campaign leads over Gov. Ige’s

    US Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D)

    The telephone poll was conducted in July.

  • You can get livestock from the state farm fair this weekend

    The fair opens tomorrow at Kualoa Ranch

  • Planned power outages expected for Iwilei, Kakaako and Ala Moana

    HECO is getting ready to upgrade its underground cables starting Monday night.

  • Gubernatorial candidate Colleen Hanabusa touts leadership skills in run for top office

    In the race for governor, two main Democratic candidates will battle in the primaries. One is the incumbent. The challenger is Colleen Hanabusa, currently a US Representative in Congress for Hawaii’s First Congressional District. We chat with this longtime politician to see why she wants to run for top office, and what she brings to the table. US Representative Colleen Wakako Hanabusa serves Hawaii’s First Congressional District, in a seat she won by special election in 2016, a…
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  • Until next time, Russ Roberts, https://hawaiinewsdiget.net