Hawaii State News 08/19/2019

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Kamehameha Schools, OHA provide support to Mauna Kea protesters

The opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope who are demonstrating on Mauna Kea are getting logistical support from some major Hawaii institutions, including Kamehameha Schools and the state Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
Paul Simon takes a lesson from Maui environmentalists

AUWAHI, Maui >> It is a beautiful Friday morning on the leeward slopes of Haleakala, nearly a mile above sea level. The sun is strong, but the heat is tempered by a light breeze and the natural cooling that comes with elevation.
Lanai must offer Hawaiian language immersion

The state Supreme Court has ruled Hawaii’s Constitution requires reasonable access to Hawaiian language immersion programs.


Shoplifting attempt leads to fire in Nanakuli Sack N Save

A suspect is on the run after his attempt to shoplift a razor from a Nanakuli grocery store Sunday morning went up in flames.
The opening of Espacio in Waikiki caters to Hawaii’s strong luxury hotel market

Hawaii visitors may be spending less per day; however, that doesn’t mean the luxury market isn’t thriving.
Officials should follow Maui’s example, former mayor says

Construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope has been blocked at Mauna Kea for more than a month by a Native Hawaiian protest that seeks to safeguard what many regard a sacred mountain against a lawfully permitted project.
Jobless rate stays at 2.8% for fifth straight month

Hawaii’s unemployment rate remains stuck in neutral.
Hawaii pension fund up 5.8% for fiscal year

Hawaii’s largest public pension fund failed to meet its 7% investment target in fiscal 2019 amid a volatile December and unsettling U.S.-Chinese trade war.
Volunteers prep Arizona Memorial for reopening

Volunteers continue to clean and polish the USS Arizona Memorial in preparation for the as-yet announced reopening of one of the state’s most visited tourist attractions.
Invasive sponge found to feed on own bug juice

An invasive species of sponge common throughout Hawaii packs its own lunch, scientists have found.
Kokua Line: DOT’s method protects crosswalks at intersections that lack traffic lights

Q uestion : Will they be putting in more of those “speed bump” crosswalks? I think they should and hope they do.
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