Hawaii State News 07/27/2019

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Accessed on 27 July 2019, 1330 UTC, Post 19266.



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Want to voice your opinion on Mauna Kea rules? University of Hawaii meeting postponed until Aug. 30

The University of Hawaii Board of Regents will consider a new draft of rules to govern public and commercial activities on Mauna Kea at a meeting Aug. 30.
Suspect wanted for manslaughter in Kalihi purse snatching

After the death today of the victim of a purse-snatching incident Sunday, CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department are asking members of the public for tips in locating a male suspect wanted for manslaughter.
OHA officials visit Mauna Kea, meet with Harry Kim to discuss TMT issues

Native Hawaiian community leaders, including those from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, met Friday with Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim to discuss issues tied to the ongoing protest at the base of Hawaii’s tallest mountain.


Oahu’s third deadly fire this month sparks discussion on precautions residents can take

A 61-year-old man with limited mobility died in a high-rise apartment on Kalakaua Avenue before midnight Thursday in the third fatal fire this month in Honolulu, a cluster that is focusing attention on prevention.
Residents riled by city letter accusing them of illegal rental advertising

Waimanalo residents Rich and Bobbie Ubersax received a letter from the city this week telling them to stop advertising an illegal vacation rental.
Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants picket LAX

Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants returned to the picket lines Thursday at Los Angeles International Airport.
Column: Questions on Honolulu’s new ban on vacation rentals answered

Honolulu’s crackdown on unpermitted vacation rentals across Oahu officially begins in a few days, dramatically changing the landscape and outlook of this thriving and largely unenforced industry.
Queen Emma Tower exemptions get initial OK

An affordable-housing group seeking to convert the long-vacant Queen Emma Tower into a rental complex for those in the lowest income categories won preliminary approval Wednesday from the City Council Zoning, Planning and Housing Committee for waivers of various project fees and requirements.
Ocean Watch: Flooded camera offers chance to focus more on marine life

While snorkeling recently, I pulled my underwater camera, a Nikon Coolpix, from my pocket only to find the door to its battery compartment flapping open in the current. When I held the camera above the water’s surface, seawater
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