Hawaii State News, 18 Nov 2018


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“Honolulu Star-Advertiser”, 18 November 2018.

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Comment:  Here are today’s top 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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Lax oversight by DLNR allows businesses to use state land for free at a Kona harbor

Businesses for years have been using state land at a small boat harbor on the Big Island to support their commercial activities without paying rent. The business operators and other boat owners capitalizing on the state’s lax oversight have no written agreements — with one exception — to use the shoreline property.
First-time buyers crowd seminars on The Central tower near Ala Moana

Technically, they’re not for sale yet, but condominiums in a planned tower next to Ala Moana Center are in high demand, and potential buyers are facing long odds in getting one of the designated affordable units.
Judge calls inspections at Pohakuloa training area ‘grossly inadequate’

POHAKULOA, Hawaii >> Since 1964 the Army, for $1, has leased nearly 23,000 acres of state land here to conduct live-fire training exercises.

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Pearl Harbor shipyard changes planned to meet submarine need

The Navy says it wants to spend $5 billion over 20 years to improve Pearl Harbor shipyard’s aged infrastructure and to accommodate an expected increase in Virginia-class attack submarine work.
Examples raising questions about DLNR’s oversight of state land

Businesses for years have been using state land at a small boat harbor on the Big Island to support their commercial activities without paying rent. The business operators and other boat owners capitalizing on the state’s lax oversight have no written agreements — with one exception — to use the shoreline property.
Bargaining break extends hotel strike

The Hawaii hotel workers strike, now at day 42, is likely to continue for at least another eight days.
Conference spotlights Hawaii’s budding hemp industry

Hawaii has eight farms growing industrial hemp under a state-regulated project exploring the viability of the versatile plant as a commercial crop, and an upcoming conference aims to expand and share knowledge on the subject.
Waianae couple wants to give world to child who changed theirs

Living on the beach in Waianae was a struggle, but one Paul and Bonnie Kaopua were willing to put up with — until they saw their nephews and nieces start to follow in their footsteps. That’s when the couple knew they needed to make a change.
New solar array provides shaded parking at Honolulu airport

There’s more public parking — and more renewable energy — at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport after the installation of 4,260 solar photovoltaic panels at the Terminal 1 parking garage was completed Friday.
Volcanic Ash: Lieutenant governor needs a real job or save us the big salary

Gov. David Ige has been out of state for the last week celebrating his re-election with his family.
Lee Cataluna: When hype overpowers fact, we get mongoosed

Overheated public relations campaigns and news coverage that unquestioningly repeats a press release are not exclusive to our current era.
Sign installation to close Halawa lane

The westbound lane of Halawa Valley Street will be closed between Iwaiwa Street and the Ulune Extension overnight Monday and Tuesday for the installation of new signs and sign structures, the state Department of
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