Hawaii State News 06/27/2016

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Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants hold first major union protest in 20 years

At least a couple of hundred Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants on Wednesday held their first major Hawaii labor demonstration in nearly 20 years to protest protracted negotiations over a new contract.
Beth Chapman, reality TV star and Hawaii bounty hunter, dies after long battle with cancer

Brash, outspoken and born for the fray, Beth Chapman rode the golden mullet of her bounty-hunting spouse to reality TV fame but spent the last days of her life inspiring others with her own starkly told struggle with cancer.
Minnesotan killed in Mokuleia plane crash was on last day of vacation

Nikolas Glebov, a 28-year-old from St. Paul, Minn., lost his life on his last day of vacation in Hawaii before returning to his research ship in Alaska.

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In debate, Gabbard again keys on anti-war message

U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard again issued her dire warning of a new war looming in the Middle East during her first national prime-time debate with nine of the other Democratic presidential candidates on Wednesday, and her campaign issued a bulletin criticizing the format of the forum even before it was over.
Jury starts deliberations in Kealoha corruption case

It’s now up to the jury.
220 mayors to attend conference in Waikiki

More than 220 mayors from across the United States will gather at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort this weekend to share ideas about how to make their cities better.
Law adds third gender option for Hawaii driver’s licenses

Hawaii residents will be able to choose a nonbinary gender designation — neither exclusively male nor exclusively female — for their driver’s license starting July 2020.
Heavy downpours set record for June

The thunderstorm that wreaked havoc in various parts of Oahu Tuesday — with flooding, downed trees, power outages and lightning-related strikes that caused injuries to a 10-year-old boy and two workers at the airport — set new records for the month of June.
Kailua-Kona’s first medical pot dispensary opening

Big Island-based Hawaiian Ethos, the eighth and final licensed medical cannabis dispensary in the state to receive approval from the Department of Health, plans to begin sales on Sunday.
Spike in phony utility calls on the rise

Phone scammers are targeting customers of the Hawaiian Electric Companies and directing them to make GObank payments at a convenience store to pay their “overdue” bills. Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light are again warning customers to hang up on scammers.
Kokua Line: Concerns about enforceability drive governor’s intent to veto hemp bill

Q uestion : What is the status for the approval of industrial hemp growing in Hawaii? I thought it was included in one of the bills recently being considered for approval by the state.
Kauai emergency crews suspend 3-day search for missing Ohio swimmer

Emergency crews have suspended their search for a missing swimmer off Kauai’s eastside in Wailua Wednesday, following a three-day search.
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