Hawaii State News, 07 Jan 2019

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“Honolulu Star-Advertiser”, 07 January 2019.

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Today BASKETBALL ILH Division II boys: ‘Iolani at Punahou, 6:30 p.m. ILH Division III boys: Island Pacific vs. Lanakila Baptist, 5 p.m., at Hawaiian Mission; Assets at Hawaiian Mission, 6:30 p.m. OIA East boys: Kalaheo Read More
Neighbor island real estate markets slowing as on Oahu
Real estate professionals on the neighbor islands said their markets in 2018 experienced softening and price resistance — similar to Oahu — and that could indicate the latest ramp-up is coming to a close.
Probation ‘error’ for repeat offender, judge says
WAILUKU >> It was a mistake to give a man a chance with probation, a Maui judge said in sentencing him to 30 years in prison for theft and burglaries.
Xander Schauffele rallies to victory to seize the TOC title
KAPALUA, Maui >> Xander Schauffele drew a square on his scorecard at the first and nothing but circles the rest of the way Sunday to win the Sentry Tournament of Champions in dramatic fashion.
Reds’ Puig gives back in local baseball camps
When Yasiel Puig arrived at Mid-Pacific Institute to take part in a baseball clinic Sunday, one of the first questions he fielded had little to do with fundamentals.
Youthful Lady Lunas continue dominance in MIL
At this point, Todd Rickard doesn’t know exactly what the longest win streak in Hawaii high school basketball is.
Hawaii will play a central role in Obama’s foundation expanding to the Asia-Pacific region
Former President Barack Obama stressed the importance of cultivating the next generation of leaders during a speech Sunday night at the East-West Center that harked back to his roots as a community organizer in Chicago. Appearing at ease, he spoke about the importance of values-based leadership and the need to work across borders and cultures to solve the world’s most pressing problems, while als
Humane Society backs bill allowing dogs at restaurants
Should pet dogs be allowed to accompany their owners to a cafe or restaurant in Hawaii? The Hawaiian Humane Society thinks so.
Kokua Line: Limited grounds to appeal property tax assessment
Q uestion : Regarding the property assessments, I received my notice but it is outrageously high. No unit in my building is selling for anywhere near close to that price. Is it too late to appeal?
City and state to suspend homeless sweeps during annual census
State and city officials plan to temporarily postpone homeless sweeps a week before — and during — the upcoming annual Point in Time Count to try and ensure an accurate census of Oahu’s homeless population.
Ex-Lt. Gov. Tsutsui to be executive at Maui farming firm
Former Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui will be joining the company that recently purchased 41,000 acres of mostly former Hawaiian Commercial &Sugar Co. land on Maui.
Hawaii will play a central role in Obama’s foundation expanding to the Asia-Pacific region
Former President Barack Obama stressed the importance of cultivating the next generation of leaders during a speech Sunday night at the East-West Center that harked back to his roots as a community organizer in Chicago. Appearing at ease, he spoke about the importance of values-based leadership and the need to work across borders and cultures to solve the world’s most pressing problems, while als
Neighbor island real estate markets slowing as on Oahu
Real estate professionals on the neighbor islands said their markets in 2018 experienced softening and price resistance — similar to Oahu — and that could indicate the latest ramp-up is coming to a close.
Humane Society backs bill allowing dogs at restaurants
Should pet dogs be allowed to accompany their owners to a cafe or restaurant in Hawaii? The Hawaiian Humane Society thinks so.
City and state to suspend homeless sweeps during annual census
State and city officials plan to temporarily postpone homeless sweeps a week before — and during — the upcoming annual Point in Time Count to try and ensure an accurate census of Oahu’s homeless population.
Ex-Lt. Gov. Tsutsui to be executive at Maui farming firm
Former Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui will be joining the company that recently purchased 41,000 acres of mostly former Hawaiian Commercial &Sugar Co. land on Maui.
Willie K taken to hospital during Maui performance
Local entertainer and guitar virtuoso Willie Kahaiali‘i, also known as Willie K, was taken to a Maui hospital Saturday night after becoming unresponsive while on stage.
Probation ‘error’ for repeat offender, judge says
WAILUKU >> It was a mistake to give a man a chance with probation, a Maui judge said in sentencing him to 30 years in prison for theft and burglaries.
Kokua Line: Limited grounds to appeal property tax assessment
Q uestion : Regarding the property assessments, I received my notice but it is outrageously high. No unit in my building is selling for anywhere near close to that price. Is it too late to appeal?
Firefighters rescue stranded hiker on Kauai
Kauai firefighters rescued a stranded hiker in Kokee on Saturday after the hiker was forced to spend the night on Haeleele Ridge without any water.
Hilo man dies in police custody following arrest
Hawaii County police say a 63-year-old Hilo man died today following his arrest for drunken driving after the man crashed his motorcycle into the back of a car.
Willie K taken to hospital during Maui performance
Local entertainer and guitar virtuoso Willie Kahaiali’i, also known as Willie K, was taken to a Maui hospital Saturday night after becoming unresponsive while on stage.
Hawaiian Airlines to celebrate its final Boeing 767 flight
Hawaiian Airlines will mark completion of its last Boeing 767 flight with a special ceremony Monday at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.
Thomas closes with a 65, seeks rest before Sony
KAPALUA, Maui >> Justin Thomas never really threatened to capture this winners-only event for the second time, but his play this week at the Sentry Tournament of Champions sets him up well for the Sony Open in Hawaii.
Willie K taken to hospital during Maui performance
Local entertainer and guitar virtuoso Willie Kahaiali‘i, also known as Willie K, was taken to a Maui hospital Saturday night after becoming unresponsive while on stage.
Letter: Democrats have mandate to act
Spare us the histrionics, Clarence Chun (“Divisions could destroy country,” Star-Advertiser, Letters, Jan. 3) .
Letter: Aid in dying can be compassionate
In 1979, my mother, who lived with me, suddenly started losing weight. By the time she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, it was inoperable. From diagnosis to death was nine extremely painful months.
Letter: Lifespan predictions prove unreliable
The recent flurry of articles regarding the state’s new medical-aid-in-dying law missed a glaringly ironic point.
Letter: Keep compassion, kindness thriving
The year 2018 and the month of December gave us opportunities to feel gratitude, remembrance, reflection and resolve to practice compassion and kindness.
Letter: Mahalo to U.S. Postal Service and workers
I’d like to thank the U.S. Postal Service and its workers for their outstanding work over the holidays. Career and seasonal workers put in many extra hours of hard work to get the mail out and delivered to their customers. Many of us might take our mail for granted. However, there’s much logistical work and dedicated service by both labor and management.
Editorial: Stop legislative gut-and-replace
The Legislature is shortly to begin its work, crafting new laws, revising old ones. It is a complex process for the average citizen to follow, even under the best conditions.
Only $7.5 million? Get real
It used to be that $7.5 million was real money.
Letter: Fireworks scofflaws know more than HPD
It’s just so incredibly amazing that tens of thousands of people across Oahu are able to find out where and from whom to buy illegal fireworks, but the Honolulu Police Department, with all its incredible investigative techniques, aren’t able to
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