Hawaii Island News 08/25/2019

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Accessed on 25 August 2019, 1445 UTC, Post 19420.



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Judge tosses TMT lawsuit

A Hilo judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit against the Thirty Meter Telescope that sought an injunction to block its construction because the project did not post a security bond.

County warns of telephone scam

Telephone calls soliciting donations pretending to represent the Fire Fighters Support Alliance, a nonprofit organization, are a scam, according to Fire Chief Darren Rosario.


Even worse coral bleaching expected

KAILUA-KONA — Coral bleaching is already occurring in West Hawaii waters, and things are likely to get worse as Hawaii’s reefs enter a major bleaching event within the next two months — if not sooner.

Beekeeping resolution approved

Hawaii County Council on Wednesday approved a resolution to establish a working group to examine and address challenges in beekeeping on the Big Island by recommending updates to county ordinances.

Kupuna protesters plead not guilty

About 200 people showed up Friday in Hilo to support nine people facing their initial court date for charges of obstructing Maunakea Access Road on July 17 to prevent construction vehicles and workers from scaling Maunakea to build the Thirty Meter Telescope.

High court rules state breached trust duties at Pohakuloa Training Area

In a 5-0 vote, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled today the state hasn’t properly managed ceded lands at Pohakuloa leased to the Army for military training.

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