Hawaii State News 07/24/2019

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It takes a village to sustain a village at Mauna Kea

MAUNA KEA, HAWAII >> Kaulu Adams owns an acai food truck on Oahu, but on Monday his job was to find out how to properly dispose of expired eyewash for tear gas on Mauna Kea.
Central Pacific Bank to invest $40M in upgrades

Central Pacific Bank plans to spend $40 million — its largest investment in nearly four decades — upgrading its technology and facilities.
Pressure grows on backers of Thirty Meter Telescope

As the protest over the Thirty Meter Telescope rages on, an increasing number of activists are targeting the largest funder of the next- generation telescope, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation of Palo Alto, Calif.


Diver found unresponsive in waters off Haleiwa

FEMA specialists to visit Big Isle to hear appeals on return of Kilauea funds

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency announced Tuesday that federal assistance specialists will be deployed to Hawaii island in early August to meet with Kilauea eruption disaster aid recipients who have been told to return their disaster relief funds.
Police open attempted murder case after man stabbed in Waipahu

Honolulu police have opened a second-degree attempted murder investigation after a man was stabbed multiple times in Waipahu.
Gov. David Ige TMT opponents on Mauna Kea and taps Harry Kim to lead negotiations

MAUNA KEA, HAWAII >> After a weeklong standoff, Gov. David Ige on Tuesday asked Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim to “coordinate” state and county efforts to resolve the impasse over the Thirty Meter Telescope.
Apollo 11 thrilled Hawaii with splashdown return

The out-of-this-world drama didn’t end when Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon and then, with many fingers crossed, successfully rocketed back to the Apollo 11 command module to rejoin Michael Collins.
Court rulings mixed for Mauna Kea protesters

A state court Tuesday granted a Hawaii island kumu hula’s request to temporarily overturn Gov. David Ige’s emergency proclamation restricting public access to Mauna Kea.
Lieutenant governor sees room for compromise on TMT

Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green said Tuesday he thinks there are potential areas of compromise between state officials and opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope, such as an accelerated decommissioning of five existing telescopes, that could help move the $1.4 billion telescope project forward. As the situation stands, he said, it would be impossible to begin construction.
Education Institute of Hawaii sues to get public schools’ budget data

The Education Institute of Hawaii is suing schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto and the Department of Education for failing to hand over all the budget data it is seeking.
Lee Cataluna: Ige throws mountain of distraction as TMT foes stay focused

Something happened. Something is happening. There may not be extrapolated numbers from a current telephone survey to quantify it, but the huge number of people standing against the construction of the TMT on Mauna Kea serves as evidence.
Caldwell officials and Council again clash on Ala Moana park plans

Ala Moana Regional Park regulars and Honolulu City Council members Tuesday again clashed with officials from Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s administration over plans for a major makeover at “the People’s Park.”
Bankoh’s second quarter beats Wall Street’s expectations

Bank of Hawaii Corp., the state’s second-largest bank, reported that its second-­quarter net income rose to $56.9 million, which was 4% higher than the same quarter in 2018 and surpassed Wall Street expectations.
Kokua Line: NUC renewals to continue under new city rental rules

Q uestion : Regarding short-term vacation rentals, are they yanking the NUCs?
Maui physician pleads guilty to health care fraud

A Maui physician is facing a federal prison term of up to 10 years at sentencing in December for billing patients’ health insurers for drugs the patients didn’t need, so he could give the drugs to other patients.
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