Hawaii State News, 05 Nov 2018

Accessed on 05 November 2018, 1342 UTC, Post #17915.

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

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Oahu’s only flour mill fading away

Hawaiian Flour Mills, a landmark of multihued 160-foot grain silos and corrugated steel buildings off Nimitz Highway for more than half a century, is slowly being dismantled to make way for a new era of commerce on Honolulu’s waterfront. In business from the mid-1960s to late 2014, the mill churned out 450,000 pounds of flour a day six days a week in its heyday, according to its former operator.
Backlogged rape test kits yield scores of possible leads

A major effort by law enforcement to test more than 1,500 rape kits that for years sat unprocessed in storage facilities statewide has resulted in DNA matches with more than 120 potential suspects in a national offender database. In 19 cases the victim’s DNA matched that taken from another crime scene, potentially linking yet unknown assailants to multiple crimes. It’s not clear how many of the c
Stadium gives tips for going to Mars show

The moment for which local Bruno Mars fans lined up and camped and waited (and waited and waited) is nigh. Now the real planning begins. Officials at Aloha Stadium, where the Hawaii-bred entertainer will perform a trio of concerts this week, are encouraging fans to plan ahead to get the most of the concert experience. Getting there With some 36,000 concertgoers expected to converge on the stadium
Honeycreepers’ numbers dwindling, and so are their songs

For decades scientists have warned of the decline of Hawaii’s colorful forest birds, which have long been victims of avian malaria and other environmental threats. Now it appears the drop in native forest birds is taking a toll on their songs. A scientific study that examined the historical recordings of three native honeycreeper species in the forests of Kauai over the past 40 years found a dip
Date Street builder obtains permit

The company that built nearly an entire two-story, two-family house in Kapahulu without a valid building permit — and then later while under a stop-work order — finally got its permit from the city last month and is now undergoing inspections by the city’s Department of Planning and Permitting. The permit could render moot Resolution 18-212 , a measure moving through the Honolulu City Council tha
Prostitution charges against ‘johns‘ dismissed

About a dozen alleged “johns” are having state prostitution charges against them dismissed because of a temporary defect in the law. The Hawaii Supreme Court ruled last week that when state lawmakers made johns ineligible in 2014 for plea deferrals, they unfairly subjected the johns to harsher penalties than prostitutes, even though they could have been charged with the same crime. Prostitutes we
Kokua Line: Law provides 2 hours off for certain workers to vote

Q uestion : Does my boss have to give me time off to vote? Answer : It depends on your work schedule. Per Section 11-95 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes ( bit.ly/2QkBvMP ), employees are entitled to two consecutive hours off, excluding lunch or rest periods, to go cast their ballots. However, the law doesn’t apply to employees who have that much free time away from work while polling places are ope
Community activities reduce weight among kids, study says

Gardening, healthier cooking, safer play areas and other similar community-based activities can help reduce obesity in Pacific island children, according to a University of Hawaii study. Researchers used a $25 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fund the Children’s Healthy Living Program clinical study, which targeted six behaviors including sleep time, screen time
Owner of Kahaluu lot charged with murder of tenant

The owner of a Kahaluu property where a dead body was found in a shipping container has been charged with murder. Samuel James Campiformio, 41, was charged Saturday with second-degree murder. His bail is $500,000. He was expected make his first court appearance on the charge this morning. Police said officers found the body of a 23-year-old man in the container at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday. They
Big Isle firefighters rescue 13 trespassing hikers in Waimea

Thirteen trespassing hikers, including two who suffered minor injuries, were rescued by Hawaii County firefighters after they were caught in a flash flood above Anna’s Ranch in Waimea on Saturday. The hikers belonged to Youth With
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