Preservation of Ewa Field moves forward
Preservation planning for Ewa Field — a key Dec. 7, 1941, battlefield — is progressing with well-known infrastructure redevelopment firm Louis Berger offering six proposals calling for between 15 and 206 acres to be set aside with walking trails and interpretive signs.
Ige seeks $5 million to study financing options for new Halawa jail
Gov. David Ige is pushing forward on plans to relocate Oahu’s overcrowded jail in Kalihi to Halawa Valley, inserting $5 million into his proposed budget for fiscal year 2020 for studying financing options for the facility, which is estimated to cost about $525 million.
Donations make Christmas wishes come true
Approximately 775 families will get Christmas gifts this year thanks to those who supported Helping Hands Hawaii’s Adopt A Family program, either by fulfilling a family’s holiday wish list or by donating money to the Good Neighbor Fund.
Contract is awarded to build sophisticated missile tracker
A $585 million contract has been awarded to Lockheed Martin to design, develop and deliver a big Homeland Defense Radar- Hawaii by 2023 for added defense against North Korean and other advancing missile threats.
Historian aiming to save WWII-era Quonset hut
A Hawaii historian is looking to preserve an old Quonset hut on Oahu that was possibly part of a segregated encampment for black laborers and enlisted men during World War II.
Annual homeless count seeks volunteers and hygiene products
Partners In Care — the group organizing January’s six-day census of Oahu’s homeless — needs hygiene products and volunteers in every community.
Sanctuary issues reminder on rules protecting whales
As humpback whale season gets underway, the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is reminding the public that the marine mammals are protected by state and federal laws.
Lee Cataluna: Rushing to judge Honolulu prosecutor
Whoa now. That instant justice thing only works on TV.
David Shapiro: Do you hear what I hear? You must be a Grinch, too
It’s too close to Christmas to be serious, so I’ll wish you a merry one and start the party with some of my favorite holiday quotations.
Marriage licenses and birth certificates
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