Hawaii State News 06/22/2019


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Cataluna: An illegal rental by any other name is still illegal

It’s interesting to note the word choice of vacation rental owners who testified before the Honolulu City Council this week.
Skydiving aircraft crashes near Dillingham Airfield, killing 9

Nine people died in the fiery crash of a twin-engine airplane on a sunset skydiving tour at Dillingham Airfield in Mokuleia Friday evening.
Canoe clubs pull out of Kauai regatta to give community more time to recover

Two of the state’s oldest and largest canoe clubs, the Outrigger Canoe Club and Hui Nalu Canoe Club, have decided not to compete in the State Championship Regatta to give Kauai’s north shore more time to recover from last year’s flooding and this year’s landslide.

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Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee Keli‘i Akina is target of complaints

Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee Keli‘i Akina has identified himself as the trustee who is being targeted for speaking out in violation of the board’s code of conduct policy.
Teen pleads guilty to manslaughter in stabbing of Kaneohe Marine

A teen who fatally stabbed a Kaneohe Bay Marine during an attack by 15 youths in the early morning hours of Oct. 21, 2017, in Waikiki pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter Friday and will serve no more than 20 years in prison.
Hotel industry softness portends downward trend

Hawaii’s hotel industry appears headed for further softening as it tries to hold onto its hotel room rates amid declining demand and occupancy.
Hardware Hawaii selling 4 stores, distribution center

Local building materials retailer Hardware Hawaii is seeking a buyer after two generations and 65 years of family ownership, the company announced Friday.
Hawaiian Airlines reveals renovated lobby at Kahului Airport

Hawaiian Airlines celebrated Friday the renovation of its newly designed lobby at Maui’s Kahului Airport.
Ocean Watch: Taxonomists must follow strict rules

Retired marine biologist Bruce Mundy emailed that he enjoyed last week’s column on eels, and kindly pointed out my error in writing that Franz Steindachner named the Steindachner moray after himself. Bruce wrote that “naming a species after onese
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