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Case wants more facts before weighing impeachment

U.S. Rep. Ed Case said he believes it would be “premature” for the U.S. House of Representatives to decide now whether to impeach President Donald Trump, with Case saying he first needs to see an unredacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, and hear testimony from Mueller himself.
Michael Formby to lead Pacific Resource Partnership

Former Honolulu City Councilman Michael Formby has been named Pacific Resource Partnership’s new executive director.
Grid geared up for hurricane season, Hawaiian Electric says

The Hawaiian Electric Companies said it has been working year-round to build more resilient grids ahead of the upcoming hurricane season, which begins on Saturday.
National nonprofit to file lawsuit over cauliflower coral in Hawaii

A national environmental nonprofit today launched a lawsuit against the Trump administration for failing to protect cauliflower coral around the Hawaiian islands.
Arizona Memorial might reopen by October, officials say

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt got a close-up view of the disabled Arizona Memorial Wednesday before pledging to finish the repairs to its concrete passenger dock as soon as possible.
Caldwell’s State of City address to key on ‘climate crisis’

An O‘ahu Resiliency Strategy designed as a road map for how the city will deal with climate change, sea-level rise and other 21st century issues is at the center of Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s seventh State of the City address tonight.
Katherine Kealoha’s actions questioned in conspiracy trial

Former deputy prosecutor Katherine Kealoha’s actions in a 2011 criminal case involving her uncle Gerard Puana took center stage on the fifth day of the federal conspiracy trial against her; her husband, retired police Chief Louis Kealoha; and three current and former police officers.
Caldwell says Waimanalo park’s improvements will proceed

Mayor Kirk Caldwell said Wednesday that the city will continue work on Phase 1 of the Waimanalo Bay Beach Park improvement project because it would cost up to $300,000 to pull back from an existing contract, but that he is amenable to halting future phases if the community so chooses.
Missing Maui hiker’s body found after 10-day search

The body of missing hiker Noah “Kekai” Mina was located and recovered Wednesday, ending an emotional 10-day search that unfolded in the shadow of another Maui hiker’s unlikely return from the wilderness.
Airport squeeze Get there early, TSA urges

Travelers are advised to get to Hawaii’s airports three hours in advance to compensate for what is expected to be the nation’s busiest summer travel season on record.
Taser likely didn’t work on man, expert linked to company says

An expert witness called by city attorneys testified Wednesday that a Taser likely didn’t work on Sheldon Haleck, who was pepper sprayed by police officers multiple times and shot with a Taser stun gun twice before becoming unresponsive and later dying.
Free Hawai‘i Hotel and Restaurant Show open for business

The inaugural Hawai‘i Hotel and Restaurant Show continues today offering the opportunity to connect thousands of members of the state’s restaurant, hotel and hospitality industries with the businesses that exist to serve their needs.
Kokua Line: To avoid spreading mercury, don’t vacuum up broken compact fluorescent bulb

Q uestion : Regarding the disposal of CFLs ( 808ne.ws/528kline ), don’t they contain mercury?

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Kauai firefighters rescue female hiker from Waimea Canyon

Kauai firefighters on Tuesday afternoon rescued a female hiker in distress from near Waipoo Falls in Waimea Canyon.
Hawaii County Fire Department to hold celebration of life for captain killed in crash

The Hawaii County Fire Department is holding a celebration of life and funeral procession for Capt. David Alan Mahon on Saturday afternoon.
William S. Richardson School of Law named top Asian law school

The William S. Richardson School of Law said it has been named the No. 1 Asian law school in the nation by the latest issue of preLaw magazin e , based on the demographics of both students and faculty.
Woman walking along Big Isle highway is fatally struck by SUV

A woman in her 60s was fatally struck by a passing vehicle as she was walking along a Puna highway early this morning.
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