Hawaii State News, 08/08/2019

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Flossie blocking Hawaii’s tradewinds

Although Flossie passed just north of Hawaii four days ago, the state is still feeling the effects of the storm.
Frustration mounts for Mauna Kea telescopes

The existing 13 telescopes atop Mauna Kea remain shuttered and unable to function as the Thirty Meter Telescope protest continues into its fourth week at the base of the mountain.
Police hunting for arsonist

An arsonist, who is believed to have set three Waikiki hotel fires in three days, is still on the loose and police are asking the public’s assistance to help find a “person of interest,” whose image was captured on surveillance video taken at the scene of the crimes.
Katherine Kealoha will not get a new trial for now

Convicted felon Katherine Kealoha is not getting a new trial.
HART employees to be questioned in federal probe

The agency overseeing construction of the city’s $9.2 billion rail system already was slammed with three federal subpoenas for records, and now several employees have been served subpoenas and asked to meet with federal investigators about possible wrongdoing and irregularities.
Second lawsuit filed over alleged abuse at Kroc Center

Kuira Young says that in her 2-1/2-year-old son’s first week of preschool at the Kroc Keiki Learning Center’s Opihi classroom in August 2017, he began complaining of ear aches and demonstrating unusual behavior.
Italian restaurant to open in Kapolei Commons

The owners of the popular Korean restaurants Cafe Duck Butt and DB Grill are opening an Italian restaurant in Kapolei Commons late this year, the shopping center’s developer announced Wednesday.
Maui Land narrows second-quarter loss

Maui Land & Pineapple Co. significantly improved its finances in the second quarter but still lost money with minimal operations.
Matson earnings nearly halved by extra costs

Higher costs cut down the second-quarter profit of Hawaii’s largest ocean cargo transportation firm, Matson Inc., by almost half.
NOAA dehooks, releases Hawaiian monk seal

Another Hawaiian monk seal accidentally hooked by a fisherman has been rescued, treated and released, according to federal wildlife officials.
Space Station will appear over Hawaii

Hawaii residents can expect impressive evening passes of the International Space Station on Friday and Sunday, weather permitting.
Kokua Line: Mental illness not a factor for most Oahu homeless

Q uestion : How many of the homeless are mentally ill? Do they know?
Downtown satellite city hall relocating to larger space

The city’s Department of Customer Services will close its satellite city hall at Fort Street Mall on Friday and reopen Monday at a new location at the Chinatown Gateway Plaza at the corner of Hotel Street and Nuuanu Avenue.
Man, 32, charged in Mililani attempted murder case

A 32-year-old man accused of shooting a man twice in a brazen robbery in Mililani made his initial appearance in court Wednesday.
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