Hawaii Island News 07/22/2019


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Obituaries for July 21

Archie Ah See Aki Jr., 91, of Hilo died July 9 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kona, he was a retired bosun with the Matson Navigation Co., commercial fisherman and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by companion, Minnie Bicoy of Ainaloa; daughters, Maile (Chris) Harris, Gwen Chinen, Marcia (Bridget) Aki and Jasmine (Arthur) Nakayama of Hilo, Laurie (Irvin) Sarsona of Wailuku, Maui, Verdell (Jim) Cowles of Waianae, Oahu, and Antoinette Toni Aki and Annette Nettie Aki of Keaau; son, Neal (Linh) Aki of Hilo; sister-in-law, Patsy Aki of Kohala; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ige sued over TMT emergency declaration

A Hilo kumu hula has filed a lawsuit against Gov. David Ige, claiming the state of emergency declared last week is a violation of his rights as a Native Hawaiian cultural practitioner and in violation of the state’s emergency management law.

Crowd swells to 1,400 at protest site

On Saturday, the largest group of people gathered along the intersection of Daniel K. Inouye Highway and Maunakea Access Road since protests began Monday against the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea.

Lassner, UH-Hilo chancellor share thoughts on protests

From the arrest of kupuna protesting the Thirty Meter Telescope’s construction on Maunakea to calls for his resignation, University of Hawaii President David Lassner, in an address to the UH Board of Regents on Thursday, said Wednesday marked one of the most difficult days his presidency.

State briefs for July 19

A brief look at other news from throughout the state.

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