Hawaii State News, 28 Jan 2019

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‘Black Panther’ wins top honor at SAG Awards

 

NEW YORK >> “Black Panther” took the top award at today’s 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards, giving Ryan Coogler’s superhero sensation its most significant honor yet and potentially setting it up for more wins at the Academy Awards.

Firefighters extinguish blaze at Waianae house

 

More than three dozen firefighters responded to a fire at a single family home in Waianae this morning.

Maui jail guard recovering from attack

 

A Maui jail guard is still recuperating from head and facial injuries three months after being kicked and punched by an inmate.

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Maui jail guard recovering from attack

 

A Maui jail guard is still recuperating from head and facial injuries three months after being kicked and punched by an inmate.

Scoreboard

 

Calendar Today BASKETBALL PacWest: Azusa Pacific vs. Chaminade, women at 5:30 p.m.; men at 7:30 p.m. at McCabe Gym. ILH Division II boys: Le Jardin at Punahou, 6 p.m. SOCCER HHSAA Division I girls state Read More

Volunteers turn out for year’s first whale count

 

More than 570 volunteers Saturday gathered humpback whale data from the shores of Oahu, Kauai, the Big Island and Maui. Volunteers on Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island were participating in the first event of the 2019 Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Ocean Count, while those on Maui were taking part in the the Pacific Whale Foundation’s Great Whale Count.

Shopping app offers same-day delivery from Target

 

Shipt, a leading same-day delivery marketplace, and Target Corp. announced they will begin same-day delivery of more than 55,000 groceries, electronics, toys and other household essentials in Hilo, Honolulu, Kahului and Kailua beginning Feb. 7.

Kahalekai credits his point guard after 61-point night

 

The 60-point club is an exclusive place to be.

Judiciary responds to Ozawa’s alleging conflict of interest

 

If Honolulu City Council candidate Trevor Ozawa thought Hawaii Supreme Court justices had conflicts of interest with his opponent Tommy Waters, he could have objected before they participated in deciding on Waters’ election challenge, the state Judiciary said.

Federal Detention Center is eyed to replace OCCC

 

State Rep. Gregg Takayama hopes to convince the federal government to sell the Federal Detention Center next to the Honolulu airport to the state to use as a replacement for the aging Oahu Community Correctional Center in Kalihi.

Kailua man targets microplastics in campaign to rid beaches of trash

 

You may have seen him on the beach in Windward Oahu pushing a strange contraption that resembles a wheelbarrow.

Kapolei property picked for veterans home

 

State officials have found a new home for a planned $70 million veterans home on Oahu after a troubled search for a suitable site.

Kokua Line: Social Security scam rose while complaint line was idled

 

Q uestion : We are getting continuous calls telling us that our Social Security numbers are going to be suspended if we don’t call back. They call and call. We try to ignore them, but I am starting to get worried and wonder about this. Social Security is our main income. Is this a scam for sure?

HPD officers volunteered to testify in Kealoha case

 

Lower-ranking police officers asked to be subpoenaed for the Honolulu Ethics Commission’s investigation into then- Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha and his then- deputy prosecutor wife, Katherine Kealoha, according to documents the Kealohas recently disclosed in their upcoming federal conspiracy and obstruction trial.

UH proposes tuition decrease, then freeze

 

Nearly everything in Hawaii gets more expensive from one year to the next — but the cost to get a degree from the state’s higher-educational system could become a rare exception to that rule if the University of Hawaii administration has its way.

Housing and health care woes make precarious future for ‘Mango Man’

 

John Cruz — who was better known as Mango Man during the decades he spent as a fixture along Kamehameha Highway in Kaneohe and later along Hamakua Drive in Kailua — now lives a simple, quiet life by the shoreline in a private rental unit in Kahaluu.

Health Options: Inherent dangers in labeling a food bad

 

Today’s nutritional information contains more contradictions than consistencies, even among nutrition and health professionals. These contradictions have led to a great deal of skepticism about nutrition science.

Letter: $16 minimum wage seems the sweet spot

 

Has anyone suggested a $16 per hour minimum wage (“Progressive press agenda on more staid Democrats,” Star-Advertiser, Jan. 13) ? A living wage for an adult in Honolulu is approximately $16 per hour, so a $16 minimum wage would put all full-time wage earners over the poverty level.

Letter: Keep non-service dogs out of eateries

 

Having a mobility service canine, we often are approached by aggressive dogs, including so-called service dogs, in hospitals, care homes, stores and airports.

Letter: Keep playground out of Ala Moana park

 

A group affiliated with the developer of the affluent Park Lane condominium project, where a recent sale was for more than $23 million, plans to make an acre of Ala Moana Regional Park across the street an amenity of the condo by installing playground equipment, pools and a zip line.

Letter: Voters will trust their like-minded politicos

 

A recent letter-writer lamented the alleged demise of the Tulsi Gabbard crusade against gay people and their families (“Traditional marriage supporters betrayed,” Star-Advertiser, Letters, Jan. 22) . He claimed she has abandoned her base while seeking higher office. It’s doubtful that group will give Gabbard their votes in the next election.

Letter: Shutdown staged badly; go to real play

 

We’ve had some recent political theater on the national stage. Most of us realize how bad the productions have been. No playwrights will acknowledge writing these turkeys. The actors don’t know their lines; their elocution is unintelligible; they don’t know when to step on stage and when to step off; they don’t realize that people are guffawing when they take on the jut-jaw Mussolini pose, and ar

Letter: Hawaii long overdue for fluoridated water

 

Hawaii ranks at or near the top of the most healthy states annually, but this is not the case for our oral health. We consistently rank at or near the bottom in this category. Water fluoridation has been shown to effectively stop or even reverse tooth decay.

Legal it might be, but gut-replace excludes public

 

It’s disappointing, but not entirely surprising, that Circuit Judge Gary Chang dismissed a legal challenge to the “gut-and-replace” lawmaking maneuver so commonly used by state legislators. Replacing the “guts” of one bill that has advanced with text from an unrelated measure that’s lagged behind is sometimes necessary, House Speaker Scott Saiki said: It resolves some deadline problems on emergen

Editorial: Wind project must allay wildlife issues

 

Four years ago, Gov. David Ige signed into law a bill directing utilities to pursue a path toward generating 100 percent of electricity sales from renewable resources. The clean energy deadline is still 26 years away — but that’s no reason to relax.

Volunteers turn out for year’s first whale count

 

More than 570 volunteers Saturday gathered humpback whale data from the shores of Oahu, Kauai, the Big Island and Maui. Volunteers on Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island were participating in the first event of the 2019 Hawaiian
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