Hawaii State News 07/19/2019

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Online petition demands immediate halt to Thirty Meter Telescope project

Just three days after it was launched, an online petition at change.org calling for the immediate halt to construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea has collected nearly 60,000 signatures as of this morning.
‘Hawaii Five-0’ begins filming 10th season after blessing

Cast and crew members of the “Hawaii Five-0” reboot show stood side by side on set at the Hawaii Film Studio in Diamond Head as they held together the ends of 10 maile lei to represent the 10th season of the television show.
Trump says critics hate America, despite his own U.S. putdowns

WASHINGTON >> Donald Trump once saw a country that had lost its greatness — its cities wracked with crime, its borders a pathetic sieve, its leadership corrupt, its standing in the world a joke. “The American dream,” he said, “is dead.”

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Scoreboard

Today BASEBALL Cal Ripken 10u Pacific Southwest Regional: Quarterfinals–Hanford (Calif.) vs. Uptown (Long Beach, Calif.), noon; Yuma (Ariz.) vs. Hana Hou (Hawaii), noon; Taylorsville (Utah) vs. M8K PLAYZ (Hawaii), 3 p.m.; Rohnert Park (Calif.) vs. Read More
Column: Helium is widely used but limited on Earth

Helium is No. 2. It is the second-lightest element on the periodic table with atomic number of two. It is the second most abundant element in the universe after hydrogen’s 75%, comprising 23%, the same as its abundance in the sun.
H-1 blocked again in TMT protest

While Hawaii island’s Thirty Meter Telescope standoff simmered with no arrests Thursday, the protest radiated off island with rallies, legal action and a freeway traffic tie-up for the second day in a row.
Emergency edict puts Mauna Kea off-limits even to cultural practitioners, officials say

MAUNA KEA, HAWAII >> An emergency proclamation signed by Gov. David Ige means that no one will be allowed on Mauna Kea, including cultural practitioners, and National Guard troops will join other law enforcement officers in dealing with protesters attempting to stop construction of a telescope at the mountain’s summit, state officials said Thursday.
Contingency fund to cover contamination, HART says

The board of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation on Thursday approved paying a contractor up to $10 million to deal with contaminated groundwater found in December in an aquifer about 30 feet below a rail work site at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.
Cataluna: Ige must fear the truth about Mauna Kea

Gov. David Ige has sunk to a new low, declaring a group of unarmed, nonviolent, organized Native Hawaiians an “emergency.”
“Hawaii Five-0” gets blessed as it begins filming its 10th season

Cast and crew members of the “Hawaii Five-0” reboot stood side by side on set at the Hawaii Film Studio at Diamond Head as they held together the ends of 10 maile lei to celebrate a milestone: the 10th season of the popular television show.
Kokua Line: Use national website to find vital records from outside Hawaii

Qu estion : My wife and I have lived in Hawaii for years, but neither of us were born here and we’ve both been married more than once and lived all over. This whole Real ID thing is a hassle for people like us — life hasn’t been a straight line We don’t have our paperwork tied up in a bow. I don’t know where to begin to replace the documents we need.
Katherine Kealoha’s attorney seeks delays in trials

The new court-appointed lawyer for former Deputy Prosecutor Katherine Kea­loha on Thursday asked for a delay in her upcoming trials.
Air Force and Army practice aeromedical evacuation

A Mississippi Air National Guard C-17 cargo aircraft flew from Hickam Field to Kalaeloa Airport on Thursday to pick up simulated wounded troops who had been transported from a notional battlefield by an Army Black Hawk helicopter.
Ferd Lewis: UH’s Coolen rewarded with 3 more seasons

Nanci Coolen’s dream is to someday travel the breadth of the U.S. in an RV when her husband, Bob, retires from the University of Hawaii.
Argo is first to complete Transpac race

Argo was the first yacht to complete the Transpacific Yacht Race, crossing the finish line off Diamond Head on Wednesday at 8:52 p.m.
Hawaii jobless rate remains steady at 2.8%

Hawaii’s unemployment rate continues to flatline.
Rearview Mirror: Minister’s inspirational thoughts about real life captivated readers

The Rev. Paul Sutekichi Osumi wrote a short, inspirational column six days a week in The Honolulu Advertiser from 1957 to 1993 named Today’s Thought.
Letter: Gabbard misses the vote on important issues

Once again U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has missed the boat — I mean vote. So far this year she has missed 24.1% of the House votes. This gives her the ninth-worst record for voting this year.
Letter: Don’t blame liquor store for homeless problem

State Sen. Karl Rhoads’ letter saying that Maunakea Liquor & Grocery “needs to go,” while pandering to his constituents from whom he has claimed to have received complaints, offers an easy target as a solution without addressing the real problem facing Chinatown: the homeless.
Letter: Turn down loud volume on night sirens, please

Please consider turning the decibel level down on emergency vehicles in the middle of the night. I value the commitment to around-the-clock service and safety, but there are many citizens who are sleeping in the middle of the night. We would like a good night’s uninterrupted sleep.
Letter: KA‘I program empowers youth to become leaders

Mahalo to ‘Iolani School and Allison Ishii Blankenship, director of the KA‘I program, for raising the bar in our community (“Free program at ‘Iolani School helps Palolo students succeed,” Star-Advertiser, July 14) . Students at Jarrett Middle and Kaimuki High have been empowered with leadership skills and new perspectives.
Letter: Keep up protests against caging of children

After the Lights for Liberty rally, what? We gather, we sign wave, we listen to speeches. Now what?
Challenging the Kealohas in 2016

Even after the conspiracy conviction of Louis and Katherine Kealoha, Chuck Totto can feel vindicated — but still aggrieved.
Letter: Halt ICE raids, inhumane treatment of refugees

I am outraged by the Donald Trump-spawned spectacle of the intensified ICE raids and by the inhumane abuse and illegal treatment of refugees and their children on the southern border.
Editorial: More public input on ‘People’s Park’

The city’s Ala Moana Regional Park master plan aims to improve the aging and popular 119-acre urban site while maintaining its character. Among its sensible guiding principles: restoring beauty while increasing accessibility and enhancing park features.
Name in the News: Dr. Mark Mugiishi

The cost and demand for quality health care have been rising, inexorably. To keep both from spiraling out of control, the state’s largest health care insurer, Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA), has been pursuing what it
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