Hawaii State News 08/10/2019

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Mauna Kea observatories to go back online

It looks like the Mauna Kea observatories will be back in business after reaching an understanding with Thirty Meter Telescope protesters and law enforcement agencies over access to Mauna Kea Access Road.
Rail preview: Soft opening of Kapolei-to-Pearlridge route could happen next year

The first section of the rail system might open to the public as early as October 2020, but the ride may be a little shorter than the rail authority had previously planned.
Second vacation rental lawsuit filed by Waikiki condotel

A second lawsuit seeking to stop the city from implementing its new vacation rental ordinance was filed Friday, this time by condominium owners of the Waikiki Banyan condominium complex.
Man accused of robbing 4 visitors in Manoa appears in court

A 35-year-old man accused of robbing four visitors at gunpoint in Manoa made his initial court appearance in Honolulu District Court on Thursday.
Man, 76, indicted in sexual assault of ‘adopted’ Thai girl

A federal grand jury indicted a 76-year-old man for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl he “adopted” in Thailand.
Hawaiian Airlines expands Honolulu-Haneda service

Hawaiian Airlines has received the green light to expand its daily service between Haneda International Airport in Tokyo and Hawaii just in time for the 2020 Olympics.
Column: Sorting out different types of insurance

In Hawaii most people have not one health insurance policy, but three. That’s right. The vast majority have a general health insurance policy, with either a government-related or a private carrier. Most also have two more policies that fall under the purview of occupational medicine: To drive a vehicle, one is legally required to carry personal injury protection (PIP) or no-fault insurance. It pa
Hawaii State FCU posts jump in net income, loans

Hawaii State Federal Credit Union, which held a grand opening Monday for its new branch in Salt Lake Shopping Center, reported a 68.1% jump in second-quarter net income and a double-digit percentage gain in loans.
Ocean Watch: Red pencil urchins’ spines once were used as chalk

The last thing I expected when I jumped into the water off Kailua-Kona last week was to be surrounded by dozens of fellow writers.
First Hawaiian Bank boosts stock buyback

The parent company of First Hawaiian Bank said Friday that its board of directors has approved a $50 million increase in its stock repurchase program to up to $150 million of its outstanding shares this year.
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