Heavy equipment arrives at Mauna Kea as protesters continue resistance
Around 11 a.m., heavy equipment was seen arriving on Saddle Road after crews closed Mauna Kea Access Road to make way for the start of TMT construction, a process that’s expected to last several days as construction crews haul heavy equipment to the summit. The state Department of Transportation was also working with law enforcement officials to install concrete barriers on Saddle Road, which would likely take a few hours to complete.
Mayor Michael Victorino announced this morning that both Maui wildfires, which burned 9,200 acres combined, are 100 percent contained. Firefighters will continue mop-up work until the fires are declared extinguished. “Words cannot express how relieved I am that there were no injuries or major property damage from what were dangerous, fast-moving fires that required evacuations and road closures,” Mayor Victorino said.
State to allow two-year renewals of medical cannabis cards
According to the Department of Health, current medical cannabis cardholders can submit their two-year renewal applications if they have a qualifying chronic, debilitating medical condition that is verified by medical professionals.
Leadership Conference Session Highlight: Lead with Cultural Intelligence and Resist Unconscious Bias
Join Alaksa Airline’s Director of Diversity & Inclusion Karen Wilkins-Mickey and a panel of local professionals to learn practical tips and specific policy changes to help …more
TODAY’S FACT, FIGURE OR PHRASE
“If you face adversity, succeeding or failing, you learn a lot and grow from that experience. It builds confidence and resilience. My big challenge every day is to push my comfort zone and I challenge (everyone) to do the same.”
– 2018 HB Leadership Conference: Susan Yamada, director UH Ventures
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPDATES
Hawaii National Bank announces Bryan Luke as CEO
Hawaii National Bank has promoted Bryan Luke to president and chief executive officer. He has been with the bank since 2006 and served as president and chief operating officer since 2014.
To celebrate moon landing anniversary, Hawai‘i brewer uses space dust to create ale
Perhaps the most interesting tribute to the 50th anniversary of the moon landing is being offered up by, of all people, a brewer in Hawaii, who is taking his fan-boy status to another level. On the day of the anniversary, July 20th, he’s releasing a new beer that he made using a yeast strain from outer space.
Alan Wong’s new pau hana program lets you leave your drink choices up to the experts. Limited to just five guests each day, the cocktail omakase will feature five new mini cocktails conceptualized by the restaurant’s wine director Mark Shishido and assistant wine director Kerry Ichimasa.
Check out who Zak Noyle picked for the Rising Tide showcase of local surf film
HoMA’s theater program coordinator Sarah Fang approached surf photographer Zak Noyle earlier this year about curating a program for this year’s Honolulu Surf Film Festival. Noyle made a counter offer, what if he and the museum instead asked for submissions of micro surf films by aspiring local filmmakers, and do it via Instagram? Fang thought it was a great idea. The results are in.
The Gala will honor Wally Tshua, Founder of Saturn Electronics and Engineering and nationally recognized dentist and community leader Dr. Lawrence Tseu. Both will be recognized for their distinguished contributions to Hawaii. The evening will include cocktails, a silent auction, and Hawaiian-style dinner starts at 6pm. Table sponsorships and individual tickets are available. August 1 | 5pm | Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballrooms.
A hardy Moloka‘i resident carries a heavy load out from a remote end of the beach during the annual Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii Mo‘omomi cleanup. We all must do our part to pitch in and make Hawai‘i a better place. As you work your way through the week, ask yourself, how can I help…
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