Hawaii State News 06/28/2019

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Verdicts help restore faith in the system, many say

The quick guilty verdicts in one of the state’s largest public corruption trials brought a wide range of reaction Thursday, with some saying the case underscored the inability of local officials to police themselves.
Legal troubles not over for Kealohas

Thursday’s verdict is not the end of the legal troubles for Louis and Katherine Kealoha. The couple faces two more trials.
Puana family: ‘Our losses have been tremendous’

“On behalf of Florence Puana, Gerard Puana and the Puana Ohana:
Mayors at summit in Honolulu commit to electric vehicles

Dozens of mayors gathered in front of an electric bus at the University of Hawaii-Manoa campus Thursday to announce a collaborative commitment to purchasing electric vehicles for their city fleets.
Ige signs ‘red flag’ gun bill

Gov. David Ige has approved a new law that enables family members, co-workers or police to obtain court orders blocking access to firearms for people who show signs they could pose a danger to themselves or others.
Man gets probation for extortion scheme seeking nude photos

A 20-year-old man who disseminated on the internet nude photos of a woman who rebuffed his extortion attempts was sentenced in state court Thursday to four years of probation.
More tourists visit Hawaii but they spend less

May marked the seventh month in a row that more visitors came to Hawaii than in the previous year while creating less economic benefit.
Ward Village developer Howard Hughes Corp. considers shake-up and sale

The Ward Village community in Kakaako could see a new master developer under a possible shake-up of Howard Hughes Corp.
Emergency ramp was blocked at time of Likelike crash, lawsuit says

Barriers were blocking the entrance to the emergency runaway truck ramp on Likelike Highway when an out-of-control tow truck crashed into 10 vehicles and injured four motorists June 12, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in state court.
Lee Cataluna: No, it’s not time to move on after Kealoha verdict

It’s easy to get sidetracked by the sideshow elements of the Kealoha trial.
Kokua Line: Clear lane as safety buffer for emergency responders

Q uestion : Is the “move over” rule one lane or two?
Rearview Mirror: Aloha Friday might have led to global Casual Friday trend

A French reporter contacted me last year. She was looking into whether Aloha Fridays in Hawaii led to Casual Fridays on the mainland and around the world. I had never thought about it, and I decided to look into it further.
Police search for hit-and-run suspect in Kapahulu

Honolulu police are investigating a hit-and-run in Kapahulu where a 59-year-old man sustained serious injuries.
Visitor from California found dead on Maui trail

Maui emergency crews found a male hiker about 10 feet down a steep embankment off the Twin Falls trail in Haiku Thursday.

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