Hawaii State News 08/07/2019

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Tulsi Gabbard’s presidential campaign is interrupted by National Guard service
Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard will be in Indonesia for two weeks for National Guard training, ABC News reported, disrupting her campaign for the presidency at a time when Gabbard is struggling to make the third Democratic primary debates in September.
Ex-major leaguer Shane Victorino is going into the hemp business
Hawaii resident and former Major League Baseball player Shane Victorino is getting into the hemp business.
Vacation rental citations coming, Mayor Caldwell says
City officials Tuesday said they will be issuing notices to violators of the new vac­ation rental law, despite saying Monday that no notices had been issued due to a pending lawsuit.

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Kealii Lopez resigns as state Democratic Party chairwoman
Hawaii Democratic Party Chairwoman Kealii Lopez is resigning effective Friday to take a position with the Hawaii chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons, which advocates on behalf of senior citizens and retirees.
185 Hawaii public schools offering free flu shots for keiki
The state’s free flu vaccination clinics for public schools will run from Oct. 14 through Nov. 27.
Police arrest nephew after man found dead on Puna highway
Hawaii island police arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of murder involving the death of his uncle whose body was found on a roadway in Puna early Monday.
Oahu home prices hit new highs
Oahu’s housing market showed some pop in July with two price records after a rather moribund start this year through June.
City Council bill aims to ban single-use plastics
Expect Oahu business organizations and environmental groups to once again battle it out over a proposal to rid food service establishments of single-use plastics — from takeout containers, utensils and straws to carry-out bags.
Couple charged in choking death of 6-year-old
A Hawaiian Paradise Park woman and her wife are charged in the murder and abuse of a 6-year-old boy and with trying to cover up evidence in his 2018 strangulation death.
Hickam airman rebuffs flak for speaking Spanish in uniform
A 27-year-old Air Force senior airman’s shock at getting a rebuke for speaking Spanish in uniform in a Starbucks near Hickam and her subsequent stand against discrimination have gained some fervent support on social media.
Woman charged with felony in fatal stabbing of dog
A 19-year-old woman accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend’s dog is charged with felony animal cruelty.
Cataluna: The language of distancing, denying and discrediting
Deflect. Deny. Discount.
Kokua Line: New website maps vacation-rental zones and lists holders of certificates
Q uestion : Regarding the vacation rentals, is there a way to check zoning without knowing an exact address?
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