Hawaii State News 07/06/2019

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Spikes in bacteria at Hawaii beaches raise concern

In this summer of record heat and rain, such as the 4.2 inches that soaked Oahu on June 25 followed the next day by sewage spills and an islandwide brown-water advisory from the state Department of Health, beachgoers might want to do a water-quality check before diving in.
City unveils what a $722M redevelopment of Blaisdell Center might look like

New renderings showing a dramatically redeveloped Neal S. Blaisdell Center are being released by city officials this month as they begin selecting a private partner for the $772 million project.
Search persists for vandals of Kawaiaha‘o Church cemetery

Vandals knocked over 27 headstones at the Kawaiaha‘o Church cemetery — and some of them remained draped in lei Friday as a gesture of respect and aloha, according to Brickwood Galuteria, chairman of the church’s board of trustees.


Warriors grapple with sudden death of linebacker Scheyenne Sanitoa

University of Hawaii football player Scheyenne Sanitoa was remembered Friday for his long hair, wide smile and deep passion for the sport.
Windward drinking water cleared of E. coli, Board of Water Supply says

The latest tests of a major source for Windward Oahu drinking water showed it to be free of E. coli, a type of bacteria.
Column: Plan for water security, even here in the islands

Even in Hawaii it is essential to plan ahead and carefully shepherd our water resources for both the near and long term. It requires a head shift because on the islands we always expect water to come out of the tap, and the idea of a water scarcity seems so foreign. It is foreign, but it is also closer to home than we might think.
Humpback songs recorded between Hawaii and Mexico further research

Scientists from Hawaii have reported what’s believed to be the first humpback whale calls ever recorded in the middle of the ocean between Hawaii and Mexico.
Hilo park to use herd of weed munchers

Hawaii County’s Parks and Recreation director has given the green light to a herd of hungry goats to clear a half-acre of brush in an area next to the Hilo Soccer Fields, the county announced Friday.
Ocean Watch: Banded coral shrimp are charming and pretty

Because my usual snorkeling site is loaded with moray eels, I rarely put my hand in a hollow to steady my body. Last week, though, when I spotted the conspicuous white antennae of a banded coral shrimp, I thought it worth the risk. Gripping the edge of the shrimp’s cave, I pulled myself down and aimed the camera.
On the Move: Hawaii women in leadership honored

The Honolulu City Council has honored the following women for their remarkable leadership:

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