Hawaii State News, evening edition, 02 October 2018

Accessed on 03 October 2018, 0308 UTC, Post #17745.

Source:   http://www.allhawaiinews.com

Author:  Award winning Hawaii Island journalist Nancy Cook Lauer.  Ms. Lauer is a frequent contributor to “West Hawaii Today” and to the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald.”

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Comment:  Here are today’s top Hawaii State news stories from “All Hawaii News”, published in Kailua-Kona and Hilo, Hawaii.  Views expressed in this Hawai news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Arizona Memorial to remain closed through Saturday. The USS Arizona Memorial is closed for the rest of the week due to the submersion of the shoreside floating dock where visitors board vessels for harbor tours, according to the National Park Service. Star-Advertiser.

Structure struggles at Pearl Harbor. Not only is the boat-ramp at the USS Arizona Memorial still damaged, the shore side dock is now underwater. KITV.

Caldwell opposed to altering sidewalk bills. Mayor Kirk Caldwell wants Honolulu City Council members to pass his bills banning “obstructing” and “lodging” on Oahu sidewalks without language they’ve added that would delay their implementation. Star-Advertiser.

Mayor claims City Council is trying to stall efforts to move homeless from parks, sidewalks. At Aala Park on Monday, pedestrians zig-zagged down sidewalks cramped with tents. Hawaii News Now.

Mayor urges City Council to streamline bills to keep sidewalks clear.KITV.

Oahu voters asked to solve HART board members quorum issue. A proposed amendment to the Honolulu City Charter that’s before voters on the General Election ballot would state clearly that six members are needed to hold a vote and that six members are needed to constitute a quorum. Star-Advertiser.

Gambling, game rooms still have strong hold in Honolulu. Gambling has long been outlawed in the islands, but that hasn’t stopped people from getting their fix. KHON2.

new charter school in Wahiawa is facing mounting complaints as parents raise concerns about staffing, communication, even safety. Some parents say at least 10 teachers and staff resigned from the Kamalani Academy since school started in August, and they believe that’s one of several red flags. Hawaii News Now.

From Capri Suns To Resumes: Meeting The Needs Of Homeless Young People. A first-of-its-kind program specializes in helping those 18-24 move from the street to independent living. Civil Beat.

Cardax Inc. has launched a clinical trial to evaluate the effect on cardiovascular health for low and high doses of its new anti-inflammatory product ZanthoSyn. Star-Advertiser.

Heads up, drivers: That pedestrian might be a plainclothes officerHawaii News Now.

HPD cracking down after 2 more pedestrian fatalities. Three weekend crashes, which left two dead and one seriously injured, have prompted the Honolulu Police Department this month to step up enforcement, including the use of plainclothes officers in crosswalks. Star-Advertiser.

Kailua residents weigh in on new public park coming to Kailua. It will come with the first public outdoor climbing facilities at a state park, and it will be the first dog park in Windward Oahu. KHON2.

Sophia the Robot Takes Center Stage at 2018 Global Tourism Summit. Hawaii Public Radio.

Waikiki Parc Hotel closed Monday and will reopen next fall following a multi-million-dollar renovation as Halepuna Waikiki, “a new upscale boutique hotel,” according to Halekulani Corporation and Japan-based Mitsui Fudosan Co. Ltd. Pacific Business News.

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts