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|State-city impasse could mean losing $220 million to shore up Ala Wai Canal
The loss of federal funding may be imminent if the state and city don’t reach agreement on who would ultimately be responsible for putting up matching funds required to proceed with shoring up the Ala Wai Canal to protect Waikīkī should the waterway overflow. The Army Corps of Engineers must find a sponsor for its $345 million Ala Wai Flood Risk Management Project by Wednesday. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
TMT opponents, State reach agreement for workers at existing telescopes on Mauna Kea
UH President David Lassner visits Mauna Kea
Tropical Storm Erick expected to become hurricane soon
University of Hawai‘i’s Confucius Institute closes as FBI raises alarm
A New Way for Electricity
Hawai‘i is taking the next step for energy efficiency: changing the way Hawaiian Electric Cos.’ utilities are regulated to align their incentives with those of consumers and the state’s clean energy goals… read more.
|Crimes go unsolved as Honolulu Police Department copes with officer shortage
The HPD has been short staffed for years, and in April 2018, soon after taking the reins, Chief Susan Ballard told the City Council the department had begun cutting services, including investigation of certain felony crimes. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Kealoha’s defense team faced hopeless task, court filing says
Vacation rental shakedown nets hundreds of innocent owners
City council proposes use of prosecutor’s safe house for homeless victims
State says new barrier at Dillingham Airfield is for safety; skydive company calls it payback
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