Hawaii State News 07/28/2019

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Standing Rock yields insight on Mauna Kea

After 14 days, neither side in the standoff on Mauna Kea appears remotely near victory, and paths to resolution seem dim even with Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim agreeing to be a mediator.
HPD Chief Ballard defends sending officers to TMT protest

Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard said she was answering a call for assistance from a fellow county chief when she approved sending 56 HPD officers plus support vehicles to the base of Mauna Kea during the first days of protest against the Thirty Meter Telescope.
Crimes go unsolved as Honolulu Police Department copes with officer shortage

If your car was stolen or your home burglarized, chances are police won’t be following up with an investigation but rather with a letter essentially saying they won’t be following up.
Lee Cataluna: Mauna Kea development started with an invitation

To think it all started with a query letter shotgunned to a list of big universities. The message was, basically, “Hey, you should come check out our mountain. We think it would be great for a telescope.”
Turning to traditional Hawaiian wisdom for input on climate change

As chairman of the U.S. Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis, established in March to push for action on climate change, Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz announced this month he is seeking input from Native Hawaiians and other indigenous people.
Helicopter safety focus of Kailua committee

As cars rush past homes and a private driveway on the 700 block of Oneawa Street in Kailua, one might never know it was the site of a deadly helicopter crash in April.
Veterans experience sharks up close as part of the Wounded Warrior Project

A group of wounded warriors swam in a cage among more than 10 sharks and a 4-foot barracuda off the North Shore Friday to help them heal from the uncertainty that comes from the mental and physical scars of war.
This is not a drill: Gridiron Show ticket sales start Monday

Revisit some of Hawaii’s biggest taxpayer-funded follies and political faux pas from the past two years at “Gridiron 2019: This is Not a Drill,” running Aug. 29-31 at Diamond Head Theatre.
Column: Gov. David Ige steps in a mountain of poo; Mayor Kirk Caldwell piles up the trash

It’s the last Sunday in July and time to flASHback on the month’s news that amused and confused:
August brings sights of Saturn, Jupiter and a meteor shower

The celestial sphere which captures the ethereal fabric of our universe, it’s distant suns, moons, planets, and stars spin westward and will arrive at the exact same spot four minutes earlier each day, which is the reason why the night sky changes from season to season.
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Russ Roberts
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