Hawaii State News, 08/11/2019

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Big solar wing made to expand cellphone coverage may soar above Lanai in November

A business venture aiming to launch a fleet of solar- powered flying wings into the stratosphere to one day deliver 5G cell connectivity has received permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct a test flight from Lanai, possibly as early as November, officials said.
Road closure, delay of TMT construction taking economic toll on Big Isle

Monte “Pat” Wright isn’t taking sides in the standoff over construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea. But he strongly desires a resolution as someone caught in the middle of the protracted dispute.
Agency sets high price for inmate release records

Hawaii’s Department of Public Safety said it would cost more than $1 million for it to release data related to its long-standing problem with keeping inmates locked up beyond their scheduled release dates.
Medicaid patients hit hurdle seeking mental health care

In his desperation to get medication for a bipolar disorder, William Lawson called at least 25 psychiatrists who say they treat Medicaid patients.
‘Back to school’ a homecoming for some at Teach for America-Hawaii

About a third of the 61 new teachers recruited by Teach for America to work in the islands this year are Native Hawaiian or from Hawaii — and two are returning to their alma maters.
Lee Cataluna: Retiree starts a big plan for Portuguese cultural center

Larry Cravalho stood outside a house that represents the past and dreamed of what he wants to build in the future.
David Shapiro: Gov. David Ige’s TMT failure is worthy of salty acronyms

Our governor looks small even through a giant telescope. When the city editor briefed me as a new reporter at the Honolulu Star-Bulletin in 1968, he strangely emphasized a term I could never use in a story: “FUBAR.”
Review: ‘Phantom’ more unhinged in thrilling revamp

“The Phantom of the Opera,” by far Broadway’s longest-running show, has been in continuous production and touring for over 30 years, seen by well over 100 million people. When producer Cameron Mackintosh launched a revision, it was met with trepidation by the show’s die-hard fans.
Waikiki street to be closed for repairs

The Department of Facility Maintenance will close Olohana Street from Kuhio to Kalakaua avenues from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday to perform road repairs.
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