Hawaii State News 07/08/2019

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Stakes are sky high for contentious telescope project

A lot has happened in the four years since construction of the landmark Thirty Meter Telescope was stopped in its tracks by protesters and ultimately the Hawaii Supreme Court.
Future uncertain for ‘golf ball’ radar ship

The Sea-Based X-Band Radar recently did yeoman duty in the Pacific watching for North Korean missiles and participating in testing as the Pentagon develops a web of new land-based radars and space-based sensors that are expected to make the seagoing vessel less necessary.
Matlock Avenue reopens following structure fire in Makiki

Matlock Avenue was reopened after a brief closure Sunday due to a fire.


Waikiki residents want to force owners to improve or sell long-vacant, blighted walk-up

There’s a tree growing from inside a vacant building at 1615 Ala Wai Blvd.
Medical cannabis raises issues in the workplace

Several of Dr. Clifton Otto’s medical cannabis patients are facing job termination or fear failing pre-employment drug screenings as Hawaii employers hold fast to zero-tolerance policies when testing workers for drugs.
Displaced residents of Pearl City fire begin recovery

Residents of two Pearl City houses have started dealing with the aftermath of losing nearly all their belongings in a fire late Saturday night.
No special session to override vetoes

State lawmakers will not reconvene this month to override any of Gov. David Ige’s vetoes.
Mayor attends climate change conference

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is traveling to Rotterdam, Netherlands, to take part in the 2019 Urban Resilience Summit, which starts today.

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