Hawaii State News, 03 Feb 2019

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Tulsi Gabbard offers progressive platform at campaign kickoff
Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard officially kicked off her presidential campaign Saturday with an ominous message about an increasingly dangerous world in which the United States sits on the “precipice of nuclear war” amid worsening international tensions.
Hawaii could house missile interceptors sooner than later
Hawaii may become the first state in the nation to get a new type of ground-based missile interceptor — in addition to the powerful $1 billion radar that’s already in the works — to better protect against North Korean missile attack.
Star Channels guide, Feb. 3-9
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Hawaii real estate sales
FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 10 – 14 Derived from Hawaii Bureau of Conveyances Tax Data. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. RESIDENTIAL City and County of Honolulu Property Date Price Aiea, Halawa 99-236 Aiea Read More
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 information Read More
Scoreboard
TODAY BASEBALL >> College: Howard Payne vs. Hawaii Pacific (doubleheader), 11 a.m. at Hans L’Orange Park. VOLLEYBALL >> College men: Stanford at Hawaii, 6 p.m., at Stan Sheriff Center. MONDAY BASKETBALL >> PacWest: Chaminade vs. Read More
Television and radio – Feb. 3, 2019
ON THE AIR Listings are for Spectrum and Hawaiian Telcomˆˆ analog/digital. *—premium station. **—retelecast. ***—delayed. Check your TV guide for latest updates.
’Bows played their ‘worst game’ against UC Santa Barbara, Ganot says
In a second half that was wholly destructive, UC Santa Barbara overpowered Hawaii for a 75-54 basketball rout before 4,653 in the Stan Sheriff Center on Saturday night.
Ferd Lewis: Rams visit a good deal compared to other options
When the Ultimate Fighting Championship proposed to bring a show to Aloha Stadium last year, the organization wanted the Hawaii Tourism Authority to cough up $6 million as a starting point for the privilege.
Hawaii defeats Cal Poly in women’s basketball
Cal Poly again cured that which ailed the Hawaii women’s basketball team.
Kamehameha edges Punahou for boys state paddling title
The Kamehameha boys canoe paddling team waited until the very end of the season to find the winning stroke.
Hawaii Prep defeats KS-Hawaii to capture 6th straight title
Hawaii Prep’s dynasty continued unabated Saturday.
Kamehameha holds on to beat Campbell for D-I title
Kamehameha locked up the biggest prize in Hawaii girls soccer Saturday night, but it was far from easy.
UH women’s water polo earns pair of wins
The fifth-ranked University of Hawaii women’s water polo team earned a pair of wins against ranked teams on Saturday in Los Angeles, knocking off No. 15 Loyola Marymount 19-17 in overtime, then beating No. 14 Fresno State 19-8.
Volcanic Ash: Wild attacks on high court could backfire on Trevor Ozawa
If adversity reveals character, what it’s showing us about former City Councilman Trevor Ozawa isn’t pretty.
Hawaii could house missile interceptors sooner than later
Hawaii may become the first state in the nation to get a new type of ground-based missile interceptor — in addition to the powerful $1 billion radar that’s already in the works — to better protect against North Korean missile attack.
Tulsi Gabbard’s foreign policy stance sets her apart in crowded field
U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has focused on issues relating to the military, national security and international affairs since first elected to Congress in 2012.
Tulsi Gabbard offers progressive platform at campaign kickoff
Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard officially kicked off her presidential campaign Saturday with an ominous message about an increasingly dangerous world in which the United States sits on the “precipice of nuclear war” amid worsening international tensions.
Work addressing erosion at Diamond Head to start
A $2.08 million project to address cliff erosion and rock slides along two makai portions of Diamond Head is set to begin Monday.
Hawaii Film Office resolves lawsuit with filmmaker
A lawsuit by a filmmaker alleging fraud and deceit by the Hawaii Film Office has been settled, with his production being certified for the tax credits it was due.
Push to legalize recreational marijuana grows
The push to legalize pakalolo is building strong momentum this year, with more than two dozen state lawmakers introducing legislation to allow its recreational use by Hawaii adults.
Traffic proposals signal stricter safety rules
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell wants state lawmakers to pass two eyebrow-raising traffic safety bills that would force Oahu motorists to slow down and use better judgment — one barring right turns on red at signaled intersections, the second allowing cameras at intersections to help bust red-light violators.
Lee Cataluna: Hawaii-born bodybuilder Ed Corney was posing perfection
Ed Corney was known for his grace and his perfect posing. He was known among fellow bodybuilders as a good friend and a reliably nice guy. But most people know him for the on-screen moment when he refused to give up and pushed past his breaking point to finish a set of squats before collapsing on the floor at training partner Arnold Schwarzenegger’s feet.
Self-service kiosk makes car registrations speedy on Big Island
HILO >> In a show of love for vehicle owners frustrated with long registration lines, Hawaii County will open a self-service kiosk in the Hilo Safeway store at 10 a.m. on Valentine’s Day.
Super send-off party planned for Super CW at The Republik
A celebration of life for nightlife columnist and DJ Christa Wittmier will be held Feb. 16 at The Republik, one of her favorite entertainment venues.
Dolphin on loan from Hawaii dies at Arizona attraction
Hawaii-based Dolphin Quest has terminated its contract with an Arizona dolphin attraction after last week’s death of an animal that was on loan from its Waikoloa location.
2 imported measles cases in Hawaii, as Washington declares emergency
Just over a week ago, Washington state declared a public-health emergency due to measles outbreaks; since then, three other states — including Hawaii — have confirmed cases.
Letter: Hawaii Kai boater denied services
I am a recreational boat owner who uses the Hawaii Kai public boat ramp facility.
Letter: Ige deserves credit for preschool push
Gov. David Ige is bringing a tsunami of enormous positive good to the state of Hawaii.
Letter: Good decision saves island pollinators
As a recent visitor to Oahu, I was able to witness something worth noting. The Kalama Beach Club, which is on the registry of Hawaii historic places, was faced with taking down a 100-year-old rotting tree. Within the very center of the ironwood’s six-foot girth was a colony of honeybees.
Letter: Traffic cameras can reduce fatalities
While the intent behind City Councilman Ron Menor’s proposal is good, it does nothing to change the me-first attitude of reckless motorists (“ Honolulu drivers might be asked to use hazard lights at crosswalks ,” Star-Advertiser, Jan. 21).
Letter: Poor planning leads to traffic tragedies
The tragic collision that occurred in Kakaako, killing three people and injuring five others, was a predictable accident waiting to happen because of poor urban planning and overbuilding.
Letter: Pedestrian zones in Kakaako a good idea
My husband and I moved to Kakaako in order to enjoy the amenities of urban life — particularly the opportunity to leave our car in the garage and walk everywhere as often as possible.
Editorial: Control sale, use of e-cigarettes
In recent years, health officials have touted decades of progress since the mid-1960s release of the first Surgeon General’s report warning of hazards tied to smoking. Now, the outlook for further gains — especially in the teenager bracket — is clouded by the soaring popularity of vaping.
Column: Support merit-based immigration system
Currently, the United States is more politically divided than ever before. As a result, Americans have created an echo chamber in which we isolate ourselves into an environment that simply validates our own beliefs. The lack of much-needed conversations among people of opposing viewpoints has given rise to the resentful consequences of political polarization.
Column: Major investment needed for housing
A place to call home. A place from which family and community can grow and thrive. For many Hawaii households, a decent, affordable place to live is out of reach. The strength and health of Hawaii’s people and communities depend on all of us coming together to turn around a problem that’s been growing for decades.
On Politics: Vote-by-mail statewide and mandatory recount law among election-reform priorities
Hawaii is one of seven states lacking a state law allowing losing political candidates to petition for a recount.
Column: Know the facts to help overcome vaccine hesitancy
Recently, the Hawaii Department of Health confirmed measles in two unvaccinated visitors to Hawaii island. They were not vaccinated, became exposed in their home state of Washington, and consequently became sick
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