Hawaii State News 08/14/2019


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University of Hawaii students protesting TMT can study remotely

University of Hawaii students protesting the construction of a $1.4 billion telescope are expected to have class options allowing them to remain on the mountain, a report said.
Few rats remain on Lehua island after 2 years of treatment

State officials say that a rat control program appears to be working at Lehua Island nearly two years after its inception.
HECO customers warned about latest call scam

CrimeStoppers and Honolulu police warn Hawaiian Electric Co. customers of a scam where a caller threatens a customer that their electricity will be shut off if immediate payment is not made.
Woman critically injured in moped crash in Moiliili

A moped rider was critically injured in an early-morning crash in McCully-Moiliili.
Some fear backlash against tourists could arise at Laniakea Beach

It can take as long as an hour for North Shore drivers to travel just 2 miles in front of Laniakea Beach, where a 10-year-old boy from California was hit by a vehicle Aug. 1 while crossing Kamehameha Highway to get to a popular spot to watch sea turtles.
Honolulu inflation mild despite China trade war

Inflation in Honolulu remained mild in recent months despite effects from the U.S.-Chinese trade war, which caused apparel costs in Honolulu to skyrocket.
Tourists sue Kia for car that caused fire, injuries

Jordan Carlton was visiting Oahu on June 30 when the 2019 Kia Soul rental car he was driving suddenly burst into flames on the H-3 freeway, burning almost his entire body and severely injuring his mother, who leaped from the moving vehicle to survive.
Rate Commission shooting for December finish

Members of the Honolulu Rate Commission are hoping to provide to the City Council a recommendation on proposed rates for the upcoming rail line, TheBus and other city transit services by the end of the year.
Officer’s wife alleges his use of police to harass her

A Honolulu police sergeant, who was in a 2014 viral video that showed him brawling with his girlfriend in a restaurant, allegedly recently used fellow officers to harass his estranged wife and threatened to take their children from her.
Cataluna: Liberty House employees hold ‘family’ reunion

The line to get into the party ran out the door and up the hill, and everyone was smartly dressed and perfectly accessorized.
Kokua Line: 64% of U.S. cities in audit do at least some bulky pickup for free

Q uestion : Regarding bulky waste, how do other cities handle it? Do you have to make an appointment? Do you have to pay a fee? Has the city looked into this?
Hawaiian Humane Society hopes to clear the shelter on Saturday

The Hawaiian Humane Society is hoping to clear the shelter on August 17.
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