Hawaii State News 06/30/2019

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Kauai police investigate alleged cheating, cover-up in ranks

Police on Kauai investigated allegations officers were involved in cheating on a proficiency test and covering it up, a report said.
Kealoha verdicts highlight need for ethical leaders in law enforcement

The felony convictions of the retired police chief, his once high-ranking prosecutor wife and two officers picked by the chief for a secretive squad he supervised exposed gaps in the oversight of the law enforcement system but mostly are a reflection of dishonest individuals holding positions of power, according to attorneys, former judges and others.
Family, friends and fans bid farewell to reality-TV star Beth Chapman in the waters off Waikiki

About 500 Hawaii residents and visitors watched from the shore and the waters off Fort DeRussy Beach in Waikiki Saturday afternoon as family members and friends bade farewell to reality-TV star Beth Chapman, who rose to fame as Mrs. Dog on “Dog the Bounty Hunter.”


Hawaii inmate data tracking system review costs near $1.4M, takes 4 years

After paying a company close to $1.4 million over four years to evaluate its data needs and recommend a replacement for its software system for tracking and managing information on inmates, Hawaii’s Department of Public Safety has yet to replace the system.
Punahou president reflects on changes as he steps down

In the 25 years that Jim Scott has served as president of Punahou School, the most obvious signs of change are the gleaming new facilities that have sprouted across the campus.
JFK’s daughter urges mayors to drive change

Fifty-six years ago, President John F. Kennedy urged U.S. mayors assembled at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki to take the lead on civil rights issues.
Kauai Folk Festival to debut in September

Back in the late 1800s, King David Kalakaua supported, sponsored and exported Hawaiian musicians to create connections between traditional Hawaiian music and music from other parts of the world.
David Shapiro: Ige dines with The Donald; mayors gather here to luau

It’s the last Sunday of June and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused:
Lee Cataluna: Safeguard salt patch once and for all

The fight to preserve Kauai’s Salt Pond is shaping up to be a defining moment for modern Hawaii.
Skywatch: Summer brings views of planets and Milky Way

July brings a transition between two celestial star families as Kaiwikuamo‘o (the Backbone) works its way toward the western horizon and Manaiakalani (the Fishhook) appears in the east.
Hawaii telescopes document explosive moon surface

On hundreds of clear nights over the past five years, giant telescopes on a dormant volcano in Hawaii have trained their gaze across space toward active volcanoes on a simmering hellscape of a moon that orbits Jupiter. It’s called

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