Scientists raise alert level for Mauna Loa to ‘advisory’
An increase in seismic activity at Mauna Loa has prompted scientists on the Big Island to raise the volcano’s alert level from “normal” to “advisory,” and the aviation color code changed from green to yellow. Scientists said they raised the alert level because they have detected changes in the shallow magma storage system, but it does not mean an eruption is imminent.
Court-appointed defense attorney moves to withdraw as Katherine Kealoha’s counsel
In a motion to withdraw as Katherine Kealoha’s counsel Tuesday, Cynthia Kagiwada said there “appears to be an irretrievable breakdown in the attorney-client relationship, which cannot be reconciled.” Kagiwada added that the motion for withdrawal of counsel “and appointment of substitute counsel is made in the interest of justice.”
The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority is providing $530,000 to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Nā Ala Hele Trail and Access System. The funding comes as many of Hawai‘i’s most popular trails are seeing record numbers of hikers.
The little-known Chinese conglomerate has purchased $569 million of real estate in West Oahu, including the remaining oceanfront land …more
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Calling all women who are leaders in their family business to participate in study
If you juggle the roles of mom/wife/daughter/sister/company leader and more, join us at a confidential focus group on July 18, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. The virtual discussion is part of a study of the unique issues and challenges faced by women working in their family’s business. Results of the study will be released in the November 2019 issue of Hawaii Business Magazine and at a Hawaii Business Forum on November 14.
Hawai‘i law to aid sex trafficking victims will set precedent
Hawaiʻi is poised to become the first state in the U.S. to remove a requirement that a person be a victim of sex trafficking to have a prostitution conviction erased. Gov. David Ige is expected to sign the legislation Tuesday. The new law will toss prostitution convictions for those who avoid additional convictions for three years, even if they can’t prove they have been victims of sex trafficking.
First Friday with Elijah Sky at the Hawaii Theatre
Elijah Sky will kick off the July 5th First Friday street festival in the Pantheon Contemporary Art Hall. Fresh off the release of his latest single, he’s showing out to support the Hawaii Theatre’s new young professional’s group “The Agents”.
This new directory-style platform is made for working professionals in Hawai‘i to promote their latest professional advancements and achievements. Movers & Makers will cultivate and deepen relationships between the business community, thought-leaders, industry disruptors and young professionals looking to start their careers here in Hawai‘i!