Hawaii State News 08/04/2019

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Mauna Kea protests seen as generational shift, pivot point

MAUNA KEA >> As they enter their fourth week, the protests against the Thirty Meter Telescope are beginning to look like something new and powerful in Hawaii politics, a magnetic and growing movement that has captivated thousands, including even some committed Hawaiian supporters of the TMT.
Vacation rental restraining order to be heard Aug. 15

A restraining order seeking to stop the city from enforcing its new vacation rental ordinance will be heard by U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson on Aug. 15.
Kanuha confident Mauna Kea standoff will end peacefully

When he isn’t serving as spokesman for the activists on Mauna Kea who oppose the Thirty Meter Telescope, Holualoa resident Chase Michael Kaho‘okahi Kanuha teaches Hawaiian language and social studies, and coaches paddling.


The Army’s land force gains waterborne experience in a push to counter China

The big, twin-rotor Army Chinook helicopter — weighing more than 25,000 pounds and longer than a school bus — skimmed low and slow over Waimanalo Bay as a handful of Schofield Barracks soldiers, one after the other, made the 10- to 15-foot leap to the sea from its open tailgate.
Tulsi Gabbard tops 130K donors, moves closer to fall debates

Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has sailed past the 130,000 unique donor threshold needed to qualify for the Democratic presidential primary debates in the fall, boosted by her recent debate performance in Detroit in which she attacked California U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris’ record on criminal justice and her proposed health care plan.
Federal grant helps dozens of Oahu’s homeless find homes

The nonprofit Steadfast Housing Development Corp. and ‘Ohana Health Plan have teamed up for the first time on a $554,000 federal grant to fund Housing First, market-rate rental units for at least 32 of Oahu’s most chronically homeless.
Councilwoman’s use of city funds to pay PR firm is scrutinized

Honolulu City Councilwoman Heidi Tsuneyoshi is using her taxpayer-funded Council contingency account to pay a Honolulu public relations and advertising firm for community and media outreach and marketing.
David Shapiro: $350M Aloha Stadium plan has flies on it already

With a new Aloha Stadium looming as Hawaii’s first major public works project after the rail fiasco, you’d hope the state would take special care that every move is above board.
Lee Cataluna: When is the right time to start worrying about hurricanes?

Not instead of, but maybe in addition to, the current practice of worrying about a hurricane a week or more before science can say whether it’s going to even come close to the Hawaiian islands, what if there was a more practical,
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