Hawaii State News

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Hawaii car sales losing speed, first-quarter report finds

Hawaii consumers were loath to drive new vehicles off dealership lots during the first quarter of this year, and indications are that things won’t get any better the rest of 2019.
Emergency repairs to Pali Highway on track to finish in August

Emergency repairs to Pali Highway following February’s landslide and rockfall are on track, and the limited hours of access to the tunnel by motorists remain the same, according to state transportation officials.
Survey seeks feedback on city views

“What are the most important views in Honolulu?” asks the No. 1 question in a new City and County of Honolulu survey.
New lawsuit provides window into alleged defects at ultraluxury Kakaako tower

A new legal battle has started over the quality of a less than 3-year-old condominium tower that was supposed to be the “pinnacle of luxury living” in a master-planned Kakaako community.
City looks to revise bulky item pilot project

Condominium and apartment owner associations critical of the city’s new appointment-only pilot program for bulky item pickups have convinced officials to review the program.
‘180-degree’ turn for Chaminade graduate in nursing

At 46, John D. Aiwohi III was twice the age of many of his classmates at Chaminade University when he crossed the stage to receive his Bachelor of Science in nursing.
Caldwell likely to sign Affordable Rentals Bill

A bill offering significant building bonuses and breaks from taxes and fees to entice owners of smaller Oahu apartment- zoned properties to develop affordable rentals is expected to be signed by Mayor Kirk Caldwell this week.
Hospitals move services to outpatient facilities

Hawaii hospitals are increasingly moving medical services to less expensive outpatient facilities to reduce health care costs.
State pension fund rebounds 6.3%

It’s been a roller coaster ride for Hawaii’s largest public pension fund over the last half-year.
Big Isle reporter barred from meeting with Army

A Big Island journalist was banned from covering what a newspaper contends was a public meeting but the U.S. Army said was not open to all, a report said.
Wildland fire burns 300 acres in Wahiawa

Wildland fire burns 300 acres in Wahiawa
Kokua Line: Consider alternate route within 30 minutes of Pali’s closure

Qu estion : As a Kailua resident, I would like to request that you seek some clarification about the widely quoted statement from our highway folks that the Pali is open from 5 to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday Honolulu- bound. From Kailua the issue is that the right lanes are coned before 9 a.m. (not sure exactly what time) and all traffic is diverted onto Kamehameha Highway. The coning leads to a


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