Hawaii State News 08/05/2019

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DHHL land deal under fire

Three times over the past eight years, Edward Maria asked the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands whether it had any land he could lease in Kalaeloa for his trucking business.
$2.7B Weinberg Foundation re-balancing Hawaii real estate empire

For seven decades, Harry Weinberg’s influence in Hawaii has been immense.
Flossie continues to weaken as it moves closer to Hawaii

Flossie continued to weaken Sunday as it moved closer to the state, and it is expected to no longer be a tropical depression by the time it moves over or near the main Hawaiian Islands.


Hawaii’s homegrown teachers step up to the plate as efforts target teacher shortage

As students head back to public schools across Hawaii today, the first cadre of newly licensed teachers in the “Grow Our Own” initiative are stepping to the front of their classrooms.
Laniakea task force urges state to improve pedestrian safety

Members of the Laniakea Task Force are urging the state to prioritize adjustments to Kamehameha Highway to help avoid future accidents like the one involving a 10-year-old boy just days ago.
Man accused of shooting officer had been on parole 4 times

The 47-year-old man accused of shooting a Honolulu police officer in Waianae last week had been released on parole four times after he was found guilty and sentenced in 1990 to a life prison term for attempted murder, according to state court records.
University of Washington starting physician assistant program in Hawaii

The University of Washington is starting Hawaii’s first physician assistant training program at a time when the state is experiencing a severe shortage of doctors, particularly on the neighbor islands.
Maui police locate, ID body of missing hiker

Maui police found a body at the base of a waterfall in the Bamboo Forest area of Hana Highway and positively identified it Sunday as that of a man who had been missing since Wednesday.
Kokua Line: Electrical problems delay reopening of Waipahu and Pearl City swimming pools

Q uestion : Is the Waipahu pool ever going to reopen?
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