Hawaii State News, 14 August 2018


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Here are today’s top Hawaii State news stories from the “Honolulu Star-Advertiser”, published in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

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U.S. Postal Service stamp depicts Kauai’s Na Pali Coast

The U.S. Postal Service will commemorate Thursday its latest ‘Forever stamp’ depicting Kauai’s picturesque Na Pali coast. The event at 10:45 a.m. with Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho will be timed with the reopening of the Hanalei Post Office at 5-5226 Kuhio Hwy. The Na Pali stamp is part of the “O Beautiful” series of 20 stamps depicting extraordinary natural landscapes in America. The photos visua
HPD begins using body cameras on officers

Body cameras became part of the uniform for about 30 downtown Honolulu and Chinatown patrol officers Monday as the Honolulu Police Department officially joined the ranks of other large American cities where cameras are used in an effort to be more transparent in interactions with the public. “Today’s the first day,” District 1 patrol Sgt. Henry Roberts said at a media briefing on the rollout Mond
Hawaii County request for $670 million detailed

Hawaii County’s draft recovery plan to cope with the May 3 lava flow includes a lump sum of $196 million to buy property or compensate landowners in the most risky areas in what is known as Lava Zone 1, according to a document detailing the plan. However, Hawaii island Mayor Harry Kim cautioned Monday that amount and the plan itself are still fluid and subject to change. “It was a comprehensive i
SamKoo project up for final vote

A Honolulu City Council committee Monday advanced a plan for a 400-foot tower fronting Ala Moana Center despite an in-person plea by Mayor Kirk Caldwell to hold off to allow city officials to keep open the option of using the location for a transit hub and possible path for rail to UH Manoa. Committee members said the need for affordable sales units in the area outweigh the need for a transit cen
Soldier from Hawaii dies after explosion in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON >> A Special Forces soldier from Hawaii died Sunday after being injured last week by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Monday in a statement, bringing the number of U.S. troops killed this year in combat in Afghanistan to five. On Tuesday, Sgt. 1st Class Reymund Rarogal Transfiguracion, 36, of Waikoloa on Hawaii island was working alongside Afghan commandos in
Pali Highway slope stable and safe to drive, state says

State officials assured the public that the slope between the two Pali tunnels is now stable after a rockfall during the peak, morning commute hours Monday damaged several vehicles in the highway’s Honolulu-­bound lanes. Police responded to the landslide shortly before 7:20 a.m. Monday, closing the Honolulu-bound lanes and eventually the Kailua-­bound lanes as well. Rocks between the size of base
Protesters in Chicago march against Aloha Poke

Hawaiian chanting and the sound of a conch shell trumpet reverberated Monday through the rows of skyscrapers in the bustling streets of Chicago as nearly 200 protesters rallied against Aloha Poke Co., the mainland business that trademarked “Aloha Poke” and sent threatening letters to companies bearing similar names. The protest was meant to raise awareness of “an egregious example of cultural mis
Stamp depicts Na Pali Coast

The U.S. Postal Service on Thursday will commemorate its latest Forever stamp, depicting Kauai’s picturesque Na Pali Coast. The event at 10:45 a.m. with Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho will be timed with the reopening of the Hanalei Post Office at 5-5226 Kuhio Highway. The Na Pali stamp is part of the “O Beautiful” series of 20 stamps depicting extraordinary natural landscapes in America. The photos
Trial set for Honolulu police officer in domestic abuse case

The trial is set for a Honolulu police officer who has been charged with multiple counts of abuse involving a family member. Ryan H. Konishi, 41, appeared Monday before Circuit Judge Rowena Somerville at Honolulu District Court on
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Russ Roberts