Hawaii State News, 17 Nov 2018

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“Honolulu Star-Advertiser”, 17 November 2018.

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Comment:  Here are today’s top Hawaii State news stories compiled by 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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The Singapore solution? Plan would build 67,500 affordable homes on Oahu

Dense condominium towers built by the state near transit stations and sold at cost under leasehold land tenure could be the solution to Oahu’s chronic affordable-housing crisis.
One plan to redevelop Ala Wai harbor calls for Ferris wheel, movie theater ride

Twenty-seven interested parties, including one that is exploring building a Ferris wheel and a movie theater that offers a virtual reality flyover Hawaii ride, have approached the state about redeveloping the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor.
Warner Bros., Legendary return to Oahu to film ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Entertainment continue filming a sequel to their monster movie franchise at Hawaii locations this week through at least December.


Conference underscores successes, work to be done for homeless

Friday’s annual Statewide Homeless Awareness Conference represented equal parts halftime pep talk and a reminder of how much work needs to be done to further reduce the nation’s highest per capita rate of homelessness.
Closing arguments set in manslaughter case against Kailua dentist

Closing arguments are scheduled for Monday in the Circuit Court trial of Lilly Geyer, the former Kailua dentist who is charged with recklessly causing the death of her patient 3-year-old Finley Boyle.
Full Hawaiian-English Bible to be released

The first full bilingual Hawaiian-English Bible will be released from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Sites and Archives in downtown Honolulu.
Firm buys Princeville Resort, plans $100M rebranding

Starwood Capital Group has acquired the 251-room St. Regis Princeville Resort on Kauai and intends to invest more than $100 million in rebranding the property as 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay.
First Hawaiian employees, retirees donate $811,705

First Hawaiian Bank employees and retirees are donating a record $811,705 to 32 charities in Hawaii, Guam and Saipan as part of the company’s annual Kokua Mai employee-giving campaign.
Column: Medicare costs slated to change for next year

As we head into the holiday season, I want to let you know how much your Medicare will cost in 2019.
Ocean Watch: Even a walk down a pier has potential for adventure

Back when we moored our sailboat Honu on the outer row of the Ala Wai Boat Harbor, every walk down the pier was a potential adventure. Over the years, octopus, eagle rays, mantis shrimp, jellyfish, jacks and dozens of other marine animals entertained me as I strolled past the boats.
7-Eleven, Starbucks join Kapolei gas station project

The operator of Hele and 76 brand gas stations in Hawaii said Friday that a 1.2-acre site it acquired in Kapolei last year soon will be home to a new Hele station, 7-Eleven store and Starbucks with a drive-thru. Par Hawaii said it will hold a
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