Hawaii State News 08/15/2019

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Queen’s Health Systems asks court to dismiss billing lawsuit by Kaiser

The Queen’s Health Systems is asking a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. for unfair billing practices.
Online registration for free city parks classes to resume Thursday

The Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation’s online registration for free classes and programs will resume at 9 a.m. Thursday, following technical difficulties that resulted in a two-day delay .
Snorkeler found unresponsive off Makua Beach is critically injured

A 34-year-old woman was found unresponsive about 100 yards off Makua Beach Wednesday.
Part-time Maui resident arraigned on sex charge

A federal judge set trial for a part-time Maui resident accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl he “adopted” from Thailand five years ago.
Man, 19, arrested for sexual assault of minor

Police arrested a 19-year-old man for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor.
Questions arise over Mauna Kea road

Hawaii Sen. Kai Kahele (D, Hilo) questioned whether the state Department of Transportation has legal jurisdiction over Mauna Kea Access Road during a legislative briefing at the state Capitol on Wednesday, setting up what could potentially develop into a larger legal issue for the Thirty Meter Telescope and other telescope sites atop Mauna Kea.
More inspectors hired to tackle problem of illegal rentals

The city Department of Planning and Permitting is beefing up staffing, hiring up to six new temporary inspectors to help enforce a new and tougher vacation rental ordinance.
City wants funds to hire law firm for subpoenaed rail workers

Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s administration is seeking $300,000 to hire lawyers to represent the Honolulu rail authority and its current and former employees in connection with the federal investigation of the city’s $9.2 billion rail project.
Air Force chief briefs airmen on Pacific strategy

Over the last 17 years, the Air Force has become very good at the fight against networks of violent extremists in the Middle East — a “machine” as Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein puts it.
Radar ship gears up for next deployment

From the bridge of the towering Sea-based X-Band Radar, the ship’s captain has a commanding view of Pearl Harbor and the entire south shore of Oahu.
Avid athlete was a retired teacher and mentor

Peter Bowman was someone who took the marrow out of life, and did not waste a moment of it.
Cardax seeks up to $15M for clinical trial work

Local development-stage pharmaceutical company Cardax Inc. plans to seek up to $15 million from investors to continue its work focused on inflammation ailments.
Barnwell Industries’ loss grows by $1 million

A fiscal third-quarter loss for Honolulu-based Barnwell Industries Inc. grew by about $1 million on weaker results from real estate, energy resource production and other operations.
Cyanotech makes changes and narrows fiscal loss

Hawaii island-based microalgae producer Cyanotech Corp. achieved a $1.2 million improvement in its fiscal first-quarter finances after correcting production problems and boosting sales, but still suffered a loss.
On the Move: Mitchell Noguchi and Michael Libertini

>> Noguchi & Associates has named Mitchell Noguchi as president, replacing Pamela Kirk, who will be appointed as vice-chairwoman alongside former president and vice-chairman Richard Nakayama and vice president Velma Tsuda. Noguchi, who is the son of founder Hideo Noguchi, joined the company more than 15 years ago as a file clerk and receptionist and underwent training and internships within the i
Kokua Line: Alcohol allowed in concert hall as long as it’s purchased on the premises

Q uestion : We attended the Aug. 11, 6:30 p.m. performance of “The Phantom of the Opera” at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center. We were surprised to find that drinks, especially alcoholic drinks served in glasses, were allowed in the
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