Hawaii State News, 20 Jan 2019

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Goodwill Hawaii hosts tax clinics statewide
Goodwill Hawaii again will host free tax clinics statewide for low-income families starting Jan. 29. The free help is available to individuals or households who earned $55,000 or less in 2018 and do not own a home or business.
Vital statistics
MARRIAGE LICENSES AND BIRTH CERTIFICATES Each week, the Honolulu Star- Advertiser publishes Oahu statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health’s Vital Statistics System. The dates indicate when the Read More
Star Channels guide, Jan. 20-26
Download Star Channels, updated every Sunday. (Adobe Acrobat required) Star Channels, Jan. 20-26
Scoreboard
TODAY WATER POLO >> College women: Rainbow Invite—Sonoma State vs. Marist, 9 a.m.; San Diego State vs. Hawaii, 10:15 a.m. Games at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex. MONDAY BASKETBALL >> OIA East Boys: Anuenue at Read More
Television and radio, Jan. 20, 2019
ON THE AIR Listings are for Spectrum and Hawaiian Telcomˆˆ analog/digital. *—premium station. **—retelecast. ***—delayed. Check your TV guide for latest updates.
Goodwill Hawaii hosts tax clinics statewide
Goodwill Hawaii again will host free tax clinics statewide for low-income families starting Jan. 29. The free help is available to individuals or households who earned $55,000 or less in 2018 and do not own a home or business.
Pac-Five comes together to win ILH against Sacred Hearts
Pac-Five’s Jaeda Doctolero takes more satisfaction in seeing her teammates find the back of the net.
Kamehameha forces championship match vs. ‘Iolani
Kamehameha’s Leah Feato missed most of this season due to a knee injury.
Aiea beats Pearl City to earn 3rd OIA title
Aiea is back on the top of the OIA girls soccer mountain.
Kalaheo charges past Waianae to claim title
Kalaheo charged past Waianae 2-1 for its third OIA Division II girls soccer championship in the past six years Saturday night at Kaiser Stadium.
USC commit Puka Nacua leads Team Makai to win Polynesian Bowl
Puka Nacua didn’t start his prep career in Hawaii, but he closed it in style at the Polynesian Bowl in leading Team Makai to a 27-7 win over Team Mauka on Saturday at Aloha Stadium.
Tom Lehman takes it away to win at Hualalai
HUALALAI, Hawaii >> When David Toms and Tom Lehman fell asleep Saturday night they must have wondered, “Did I lose or did he win or did I win or did he lose?” Probably a little bit of both.
‘Atrocious’ defense leads to Rainbows’ road defeat
In the view of its head coach, the Hawaii basketball team’s 75-71 loss to UC Riverside on Saturday was indefensible.
UH sailing team celebrates milestone
The University of Hawaii sailing team opened its 5oth season at the Peter Wenner Rainbow Invite at Keehi Lagoon on Saturday.
Hawaii fighters lose on UFC Fight Night
The second round did in both fighters from Hawaii on Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 143 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Hawaii water polo sweeps opening day
The No. 6 Hawaii water polo team was victorious twice on the opening day of the 2019 season, defeating No. 22 Marist 17-3 in a noon match and following with a 16-2 win over Sonoma State in the evening at Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex.
Volcanic Ash: Legislature puts new focus on changing state elections
If top state legislators are good to their word, 2019 could be a year of badly needed election reform in Hawaii.
Hawaii sells affordable housing at discount
State officials recently agreed to sell a collection of low-income housing to a private developer for less than originally planned, after an examination of the more than 1,200 rental homes showed a need for substantial renovations.
JROTC students find their ‘second families’ on the parade field
Hundreds of JROTC high school students from Oahu and Kauai gathered Saturday at Kaimuki High School to showcase their precision marching and armed exhibition skills at the West Point Drill Meet.
Lee Cataluna: Good intention trapped in an outdated local style
It has long been said about Hawaii that because we can joke about race and ethnicity across the board without worrying about causing offense, we are somehow more evolved and accepting of diversity.
Experts in climate change say Hawaii needs to plan now for rising sea levels
A year ago the Hawaii Climate Commission published a report that illustrated just how vulnerable the islands are to climate change, especially when it comes to sea level rise.
UH astronomer given society’s highest honor
Ann Merchant Boesgaard, astronomy professor emerita at the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy, has received the American Astronomical Society’s highest honor.
State pension fund shortfall climbs to $13.4B
The shortfall in Hawaii’s largest public pension fund climbed to an all-time high of $13.41 billion last year and is expected to keep rising until 2024.
Hippie Bus Hawaii rentals include ocean views and maybe a visit from police
EDITOR’S NOTE: Honolulu Star-Advertiser Waikiki Bureau Chief Allison Schaefers and multimedia content producer Diane Lee booked space on Hippie Bus Hawaii for this report.
Illegal mobile vacation rentals leave enforcement officials in the dust
There is a state law against sleeping in your vehicle on public streets at night, but that hasn’t stopped at least one Oahu host from parking a former car rental shuttle he turned into a mobile vacation rental, dubbed Hippie Bus Hawaii, in front of Kapiolani Park and selling beds with an ocean view.
Forget love: In search of soup dumplings
When Daniela Castillo was planning a vacation to Mexico City, she opened up her Tinder app. She wasn’t looking for a romantic date at Chapultepec Castle, or even a quick hookup while in town. She wanted travel advice.
Owners of a Hana, Maui company are cuckoo for cacao and chocolate
Many people jump-start their day with caffeine. Aldon Frost does that with cacao.
Theme-parks preview 2019: A look beyond Disney’s ‘Star Wars’ land
When Disney announced plans for a “Star Wars” land, didn’t the opening seem far, far away? Well, surprise, 2019 is already upon us and we can expect to see “Star Wars”: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Fla., by fall (after a debut in California’s Disneyland Park this summer). But many more new attractions are coming to Florida’s theme parks in the next 12 months. Here’s a q
Ant-Man and The Wasp ride gets opening date at Hong Kong Disneyland
Marvel’s tiniest of heroes have an opening date at Hong Kong Disneyland.
Disney Resort tickets, parking prices increasing as much as 25 percent
Only months before the opening of its $1 billion “Star Wars” expansion, the Disneyland Resort announced price increases of up to 25 percent for daily tickets, annual passes and parking.
SeaWorld doubles down on thrill rides with third roller coaster
SeaWorld San Diego has announced plans to add in 2020 its tallest roller coaster yet as the once beleaguered marine park continues to invest more heavily in attendance-building thrill rides.
Details of new resort Circa in Vegas unveiled
The new casino in downtown Las Vegas, referred to up until now as 18 Fremont, will be called Circa, a name chosen to honor Las Vegas eras gone by, as in circa 1940, circa 1960, circa 1990, etc.
Casino-resort Circa to open in downtown Las Vegas in 2020
LAS VEGAS >> Downtown Las Vegas will see its first casino-resort built from the ground up in more than three decades when Circa Resort and Casino opens in December 2020, continuing the resurgence of the area’s Fremont Street entertainment district.
U.S. Border Patrol Museum opens a world on the evolving agency
EL PASO, Texas >> For many Mexican-­Americans living near the U.S.-Mexico border, the U.S. Border Patrol was viewed as a federal government agency to be feared. Its agents might raid the factory where you worked, question your citizenship status at checkpoints, and detain you if an agent thought you were in the country illegally or were hiding drugs.
Flying family-friendly skies
Managing young children in small spaces can be a challenge. Take that effort to 30,000 feet and, well, doing a little research before embarking on an air travel adventure is advised.
At Ka‘ala Farm in Waianae, students plant the future and restore the past
It was a clear, cool, blue-sky morning of breathtaking beauty at Ka‘ala Farm and Cultural Learning Center, a green, 97-acre oasis at the top of dry Waianae Valley, where streams were diverted in the 19th century to irrigate plantations of sugar cane. Starting in 1978, under the leadership of the nonprofit’s executive director, Eric Enos, some of the water flow has been redirected back to Ka‘ala V
She Speaks: Busy moms grab ‘me time’ whenever they can get it
It was a rare occurrence when I stayed home sick as a child. For one thing, I was a pretty healthy kid. For another, my mom, like most, was very good at detecting any kind of fakery when it came to such things.
Fabulous fashion of ‘Mrs. Maisel’ is more than just attire
NEW YORK >> Fans of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” know the show’s clothes deliver eye-popping color and to-die-for style, but they might not know the costumes represent more than 1950s couture. They also meticulously reflect each character’s mood and development.
On the Scene with Chev-Vaughn Lum
By day Chev-Vaughn Lum is a soft-spoken digital specialist for Hawaii.com. At night, and when he’s playing weekend matinees, Lum is an actor. The Kaimuki High School grad traces his interest in acting to 2008, when he saw Dwayne Sakaguchi dancing in white platform boots in Saint Louis High School’s production of “Rent.” Watching Sakaguchi’s show-stopping performance got him hooked on theater. Lum
K-Drama: Action film ‘The Villainess’ becoming U.S. TV series
The South Korean action-packed film of 2018 “The Villainess” directed by Jung Byung-gil, starring Kim Ok-vin, aka Kim Ok-bin will be adapted and remade into a TV series by Skybound Entertainment for the U.S. market. Robert Kirkman, creator of “The Walking Dead,” is expected to produce the remake.
JROTC students find their ‘second families’ on the parade field
Hundreds of JROTC high school students from Oahu and Kauai gathered Saturday at Kaimuki High School to showcase their precision marching and armed exhibition skills at the West Point Drill Meet.
Hippie Bus Hawaii rentals include ocean views and maybe a visit from police
EDITOR’S NOTE: Honolulu Star-Advertiser Waikiki Bureau Chief Allison Schaefers and multimedia content producer Diane Lee booked space on Hippie Bus Hawaii for this report.
Illegal mobile vacation rentals leave enforcement officials in the dust
There is a state law against sleeping in your vehicle on public streets at night, but that hasn’t stopped at least one Oahu host from parking a former car rental shuttle he turned into a mobile vacation rental, dubbed Hippie Bus Hawaii, in front of Kapiolani Park and selling beds with an ocean view.
State pension fund shortfall climbs to $13.4B
The shortfall in Hawaii’s largest public pension fund climbed to an all-time high of $13.41 billion last year and is expected to keep rising until 2024.
Hawaii sells affordable housing at discount
State officials recently agreed to sell a collection of low-income housing to a private developer for less than originally planned, after an examination of the more than 1,200 rental homes showed a need for substantial renovations.
Lee Cataluna: Good intention trapped in an outdated local style
It has long been said about Hawaii that because we can joke about race and ethnicity across the board without worrying about causing offense, we are somehow more evolved and accepting of diversity.
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