Hawaii State News 08/03/2019

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TMT supporters rally again at the state Capitol

Thirty Meter Telescope supporters Thursday rallied at the state Capitol for the second week in a row, and like last week, they were greeted by a sizable group of TMT opponents.
USS Arizona crew member Lonnie Cook dies at 98

Of the 337 men who survived a massive explosion on the USS Arizona on Dec. 7, 1941, just four remain alive following the death Wednesday of Lonnie Cook, who was 98.

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Honolulu woman wins key ruling in billion-dollar Italian inheritance case

Standing in dappled tree-shade on her lanai, dressed in a pearl choker and long, pleated turquoise tunic reminiscent of classical Greece, Honolulu resident Dialta Alliata di Montereale is half the world away from Florence, Italy, where she was born and raised.
TMT foes blast Ige, University of Hawaii officials

Dozens of Thirty Meter Telescope opponents Friday appeared before the University of Hawaii Board of Regents to condemn the $1.4 billion project and urge members to cut ties with the planned Mauna Kea observatory.
Part-time Maui resident accused of ‘adopting’ 14-year-old Thai girl, charged with sex assault

A 76-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl from Thailand allegedly paid the girl’s family to “adopt” her approximately five years ago, according to court documents detailing the alleged abuse.
Air Force parents face courts-martial in the abuse of their 2 children

A private investigator has filed a federal claim against the government on behalf of a girl who was 9 days old when her active-duty Air Force parents took her to Tripler Army Medical Center with brain damage and skull, rib and leg fractures.
HART board says ‘no’ to dissolution, warns it would imperil rail project

Members of the board tasked with overseeing the agency building Oahu’s $9.2 billion rail project are going on record against City Council Chairman Ikaika Anderson’s plan to dissolve the agency, warning it would imperil the project.
Judge in Kealoha case finds no conflict with new attorney

The new court-appointed attorney for Katherine Kealoha briefly represented a woman who appeared before a secret grand jury in the broad federal investigation into public corruption — the same probe that resulted in Kealoha’s conviction — but a federal judge decided Friday that no potential conflict exists.
Territorial Savings earns a tad more profit

Territorial Savings Bank earned a $5.1 million second-quarter profit that was up slightly from a year before and largely derived from Hawaii home mortgage lending.
Hawaiian Electric profit dinged by bank subsidiary

Hawaii’s largest electrical utility increased its financial return in the second quarter partly due to higher rates, but earnings for its parent company were pulled down by banking operations.
Ocean Watch: Fans of kolea report its early return islandwide

My kolea is back! Well, mine hasn’t arrived yet, but that’s the sort of subject headings I’ve been seeing in my July emails.
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