Today’s Hawaii News 06/24/2019

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NTSB to investigate Dillingham crash, the deadliest civil air accident in U.S. since 2011
Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board have arrived on O‘ahu to start their investigation into a plane crash that killed 11 people at Dillingham Airfield on Friday. NTSB will be looking at any evidence from the crash, such as logbooks, the passengers, weather conditions, runway conditions and information about the plane itself, including maintenance records. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Hawaii Tribune Herald. KHON2.

Families, friends mourn 11 victims killed in North Shore skydiving plane crash
The Medical Examiner’s Office may release the identities of some of the 11 victims killed in a skydiving plane crash at Dillingham Airfield as soon as Monday. But some families and friends of the victims are coming forward to talk about their loved ones. Hawaii News Now. Hawai‘i Public Radio.

Fines for illegal vacation rentals on O‘ahu may begin in August
Advertising of an illegal vacation rental on O‘ahu would become unlawful starting Aug. 1 under a bill that Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is expected to sign into law Tuesday. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Legal expert: One witness stands out of the 70 in the Kealoha mailbox trial
In all, 70 people took the stand in the 16-day Kealoha corruption trial. But HNN legal analyst Ken Lawson said one stood out. “Grandma was the most important witness,” Lawson said, referring to Florence Puana ― Katherine Kealoha’s 99-year old grandmother.  Hawaii News Now.

Ige to sign four traffic safety bills into law
The signings on Tuesday come as Hawaii is ranked the third most dangerous state for pedestrians over 50. Civil Beat.

Gabbard will speak out on war during debate
For many months Gabbard has spoken out against the wars being waged by the United States, using her authoritative voice as an Iraq War veteran. On Wednesday, Gabbard takes her message to the national stage during the first televised prime-time Democratic presidential candidate debate. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. 

Local Leaders Discuss Facets of Resilience
“Resilience is not about returning to your original state; it’s about taking on something challenging,” said Susan Yamada of UH Ventures at a panel discussion during the 2018 Leadership Conference… read more.
HPD trying some innovative ideas to fill hundreds of officer vacancies
The Honolulu Police Department is changing things up in its recruiting process in the hopes of attracting a more qualified and diverse pool of candidates. Starting July 1, Honolulu police will do away with processing new recruits as a class and accept applications on a rolling basis. It’s also ramping up informational sessions, some of which target specific groups, and using new digital tools. Civil Beat.

Developer wants to build homes on Enchanted Lake acres some call a wetland
Residential development around what was once a more than 200-acre fishpond in Kailua has been controversial since the first homes were built more than 50 years ago in what became Enchanted Lake.  Star-Advertiser.

Neighborhood board disputes Diamond Head homeowner’s private beach-access tram plansOne homeowner on the craggy cliff between Diamond Head Road and the uncrowded beach below is causing a community stir with a plan to install a private passenger lift for easier access. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

State re-files theft charge against former charter school director
The ousted director of the now-defunct Hālau Lōkahi Public Charter School has again been charged with one of four felony theft counts that had been dismissed because the state Attorney General took too long to take the case to trial. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. 

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