Hawaii State News 08/13/2019

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Po‘okela Awards honor excellence in island theater
Diamond Head Theatre and Manoa Valley Theatre received 25 awards each as the Hawaii State Theatre Council announced the recipients of the 2019 Po‘okela Awards for excellence Monday evening at the Koolau Golf Club in Kaneohe. The University of Hawaii theater program was next in line with 12 awards, and Kumu Kahua was one behind that with a total of 11.
Mauna Kea telescopes coming back to life
Though not exactly fully functional yet, the telescopes atop Mauna Kea are starting to conduct science for the first time in nearly four weeks.
The state’s traffic fatality statistics include 2019’s first death of a bicyclist
Earlier this month the state recorded its first bicycle fatality of the year, according to the state Department of Transportation.
Bulky item pickup program improving, Caldwell announces
Two months in, public participation in the city’s revised bulky item trash pickup system is growing, and the pilot project is on its way to being a success — despite some glitches along the way, Mayor Kirk Caldwell said Monday.
Isle leaders blast new rules on endangered species
Hawaii flora and fauna, already under stress from climate change, will have fewer protections under new Trump administration rules that weaken the Endangered Species Act.
2 Maui bird populations decline by more than half
Wildlife agencies say two native bird populations on Maui have declined by more than half and could face extinction if nothing is done to save them.
Teen arrested in fatal purse-snatching case
Honolulu police have arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with the purse-snatching death of an 85-year-old woman in Kalihi.
Inmate freed in error back in custody
The Department of Public Safety had no real answer Monday on how a 65-year-old Oahu Community Correctional Center inmate was erroneously released Saturday, saying the matter remains under investigation.
Foreign purchases of U.S. real estate plummet
Increasing global political, economic and trade tensions are driving down the number of foreign real estate purchases.
Gabbard to fulfill 2-week military tour
U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is leaving the presidential campaign trail for two weeks to fulfill her annual service commitment to the National Guard with a tour in Indonesia. Gabbard, a major in the Hawaii Army National Guard, will resume her campaign activities Aug. 25.
Hawaiian Air adds Maui to Las Vegas in new route
Hawaiian Airlines announced Monday that it’s launching direct service between Maui and Las Vegas in December on its Airbus 321neo, whose midrange capabilities have allowed the carrier to beef up service to smaller, secondary markets throughout the western United States.
Rams will host a series of community events before game
Leading up to the Los Angeles Rams’ preseason game Saturday against the Dallas Cowboys at Aloha Stadium, the Rams are hosting a series of community engagements.
New Punahou president focuses on students’ resilience
Punahou’s new president, Michael Latham, can see from his wood-paneled office the spot where his naval- officer father dropped him off as a 12-year-old for his first day of school.
Kokua Line: Hawaii’s hotel tax applies to more than just the room charge
Q uestion : Is it legal for a hotel to tax a resort fee, on top of the room charge?
Column: Take extra precaution in identifying bandwidth
Back in the day, all Wi-Fi equipment operated at the 2.4GHz radio frequency. While it has its issues, running everything in the 2.4GHz frequency made things quite simple. A few years ago, wireless equipment in the 5GHz frequency was
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