Hawaii State News, 08/23/2019

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First medical marijuana dispensary in Waikiki gets green light

The first medical marijuana dispensary in Waikiki is slated to open today at noon in the bustling tourist resort district.
Father held son as he died on the road

Edward Werner told a state jury Thursday that he was sitting in his home office in Nanakuli at about 8:30 p.m. April 24, 2016, when he heard a loud “thump, like something hitting a rubbish can.” He said he went outside, crossed Farrington Highway and found his son Kaulana on the ground next to the railroad track that parallels the highway.
Man charged with burglarizing Kaheka condo high-rise

City prosecutors have charged a man who police arrested after releasing photos of a suspect in a string of Waikiki hotel arson fires with burglarizing a Kaheka condominium high-rise during another fire alarm.

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Man, 20, indicted of fatally stabbing father in Waianae

An Oahu grand jury returned an indictment Thursday charging Chauncey Kainoa Lopes with murder in connection with Sunday’s stabbing death of his 54-year-old father in Waianae.
Trial set for woman, 19, accused of fatally stabbing dog in Wahiawa

A circuit judge set trial for a 19-year-old woman accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend’s dog in Wahiawa.
Kaiser files TRO to block Queen’s hospital from billing patients

Kaiser Permanente filed a temporary restraining order Thursday to block the Queen’s Health Systems from directly billing its members while a federal court determines whether or not the hospital is unfairly charging patients.
Kailua-Kona man, 38, charged after crime rampage on Big Isle

Hawaii County police charged Thursday a 38-year-old Kailua-Kona man, who apparently went on a crime spree across Hawaii island.
Hawaii public schools shift gears on AC, expedite use of window units

Gov. David Ige’s campaign to cool 1,000 classrooms exceeded its goal in September 2017, but some of those systems, powered by electricity from the sun, are already on the fritz.
Hawaiian Air flight lands safely after cabin fills with smoke

John Puu got the text from his wife, Linda, just as he arrived Thursday morning at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport to pick her up from her Hawaiian Airlines flight from Oakland: “Cabin with smoke say a prayer.”
Police at Mauna Kea give out 610 tickets

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii >> Hawaii County police assigned to the areas around the protests against the Thirty Meter Telescope have issued 610 citations in their weeklong stepped-up traffic enforcement effort, and also arrested seven people for offenses such as drunken driving, driving without a license and contempt of court, police announced Thursday.
Kailua-Kona man, 38, arrested after crime rampage on Big Isle

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Final work being done to reopen Arizona Memorial, raising visitors’ hopes

The National Park Service reinstalled a 30-foot, 4-ton bridge to the USS Arizona Memorial this week, and on Thursday put back in a zigzag visitor ramp on the 105-foot floating concrete dock that serves as the disembarkation point for walk- on visits to the memorial.
On the Move: Taryn Salmon

>> Bank of Hawaii has hired Taryn Salmon as executive vice president and director of business serv­ice management. She comes from Zions Bancorporation, where she served as senior vice president and director of business technology digital banking and fraud engineering, and senior vice president and director of technology shared services. Salmon’s experience also includes being IT director at Orbit
Cataluna: Weeks after reopening, beach is already trashed

The Japanese tourists walked down the new $2 million paved footpath to the beach just east of the Diamond Head lighthouse. The mom and dad walked together while the little boy scampered ahead and his sister lagged behind, too busy skipping to a song in her head to worry about keeping up with her parents.
Kokua Line: Honolulu’s bulky-waste pickup exceeds others in level of service, city insists

Qu estion : We have been leaving our bulky items on the curb like always. Is that wrong? I am seeing so much on the news, but things seem the same here.
Rearview Mirror: Kahala Mall opened in 1954 with different name

Many of my columns are prompted by readers’ questions. This one is a result of Paul Chikasue, who suggested I explore the history of Kahala Mall. There are a lot of remarkable aspects of the mall and its interesting tenants, but let’s begin with a quiz.
Man pleads not guilty to sex assault

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