Hawaii State News, 25 Dec 2018

Seasons Greetings from my news post at Laupahoehoe along the Hamakua Coast.  Although today maybe a bit wet and windy, I hope this Christmas Day will be sunny and uplifting for you and your family.

Here are the top Hawaii State News stories for this Christmas Day from the pages of the “Honolulu Star-Advertiser”, published in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Accessed on 25 December 2018, 1639 UTC, Post 18168.

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Please scroll down to read your selections.  Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.


Honolulu Star-Advertiser



Aulani lauded for embracing Native Hawaiian language
Disney is known for its flights of fancy. But a big part of the magic at its Aulani resort lies in its authenticity — especially when it comes to the Hawaiian language.
Honolulu police release images of shooting suspect’s BMW
Police continued to search Monday for the suspect in a shooting in a rural subdivision in Kahaluu that left a 31-year-old woman with head injuries.


Church domes in Kahaluu provide sanctuary for homeless single mothers
Mothers and their children who had been homeless just days ago this Christmas will wake up in new beds in a place where they can reboot their lives.
Mailroom Santa Claus spreads good cheer
Many people get packages during the holidays.
New Diamond Head entrance planned
State officials announced Monday that plans are underway to expand Oahu’s Diamond Head State Monument , offering a more pedestrian-friendly entrance to the crater as well as opening up additional properties to the public.
Last-minute shoppers fill malls
While the clock was ticking for last-minute shoppers in the final hours before Christmas, procrastinating paid off for those who were able to scoop up some of the best deals of the year.
Nonprofits keep Arizona Memorial open
Four Pearl Harbor nonprofits are shelling out about $18,000 a day to keep the USS Arizona Memorial visitor center staffed and open to the public during the government shutdown, which coincides with one of the busiest visitation times of the year, officials said.
Isle carnivals no longer can bring in lions, other wild animals
Gov. David Ige has signed an amendment to Hawaii law prohibiting the importation of dangerous, wild animals for exhibition in circuses and carnivals in Hawaii, a move that was applauded by animal rights advocates but is surely a blow to carnival operators like E.K. Fernandez Shows.
Tech View: Upgrade WiFi to take advantage of electronic gifts
It’s Christmas Day, and by now all the presents under the tree have been opened. According to the National Retail Federation, more than 30 percent of all gifts purchased this season were electronics.
2 rescues interrupt training
Coast Guard crews diverted from training exercises Sunday to transport a 69-year-old snorkeler suffering strokelike symptoms at Molokini Crater and later rescued three people from a capsized boat off of Oahu’s Kaaawa Beach.
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Until next time,
Russ Roberts