Hawaii State News 07/07/2019

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Lee Cataluna: Teachers band together through long careers

Kent Miyashiro and John Iyoki were called into their professor’s office one day in their last year at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and were told they should change majors because they would never make it as music teachers.
Hawaii has highest gap between wages, rent required for a 2-bedroom

It’s no surprise that rent in Hawaii is higher than in most other states in the nation.
Agencies urge Gov. David Ige to veto civil asset forfeiture reform bill

Law enforcement officials said they’ve implemented key recommendations of a 2018 state audit of Hawaii’s civil asset forfeiture program as they urge Gov. David Ige to move forward in vetoing a bill aimed at reforming the program, which allows police to confiscate property believed to have been used in the commission of certain crimes such as drug offenses and gambling.


Hawaii students win awards for projects ranging from ‘hot’ composting to a fishpond cleanup

Walking barefoot on the sands of Maunalua Bay at low tide on Tuesday morning, Ellis Chen, 11, harvested limu as part of a service project at Honolulu Waldorf Middle School in Niu Valley.
Kauai nonprofit monitors traffic on Kuhio Highway to assess visitor impacts on Haena State Park

A newly formed nonprofit intends to help regulate visitor traffic on Kauai after frustration with recent state and county efforts to reduce harmful effects around Haena State Park on the island’s north shore.
Marines head to Australia to counter China influence in Pacific

The Marine Corps is making good on a 2011 promise to send 2,500 Marines annually to Australia as part of a strengthened alliance in the face of Chinese expansionism, with over 1,000 Marines and 17 aircraft from Hawaii in the mix.
David Shapiro: Visiting mayors are served dirty laundry at royal buffet

It was a scene of contrasts last weekend when municipal leaders here for the U.S. Conference of Mayors gathered at Iolani Palace.
San Francisco psychedelic singer who rocked Kapiolani Park dies at 72

Gary Duncan, a guitarist, singer and songwriter best known for his work with Quicksilver Messenger Service, one of the leading bands in San Francisco’s psychedelic heyday, died June 29 in a hospital in Woodland, Calif. He was 72.

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