Hawaii State News 08/25/2019

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Short-term vacation rental rift creates a house divided
A fierce battle is brewing at Waikiki Lanais, where the Association of Apartment Owners just voted to add a hotel front desk to the property and spend at least $40,000 to hire an attorney to defend the right of some owners to continue renting their units short-term.
Hawaii has mixed record on sanctions for nurses, physicians
A decade ago a woman surrendered her nursing license in Wyoming to settle allegations that she altered a prescription to obtain a controlled substance for herself.
Lawsuit questions Island Air bankruptcy
Island Air, once the state’s second-largest airline with new routes, new aircraft and an expanded workforce, was touting itself as having a bright future.
University of Hawaii lecture beamed by hologram to American Samoa
Distance learning at the University of Hawaii reached a whole new level last week as a faculty member giving a lecture in Manoa appeared simultaneously in three-dimensional hologram form in a classroom at American Samoa Community College.
Coast Guard cutters join fleet in rare ceremony
In a rare double commissioning, two new 418-foot Coast Guard national security cutters — the largest and most technologically advanced ships in the fleet — were ceremoniously brought to life and officially entered service in Honolulu Saturday.
Kilauea eruption victims cleared of federal debt
Thirty-five Kilauea eruption victims have been cleared of federal debt after they were previously told to return disaster relief funds, officials said.
Marketing chief to leave Hawaii Tourism Authority after 9 months
The Hawaii Tourism Authority will soon have another high-profile vacancy, with the departure of its top marketing official.
Column: David Ige, Harry Kim play ‘who’s on first?’ as mauna protests grow
It’s the last Sunday in August and time to flASHback on the month’s news that amused and confused:
Lee Cataluna: Hawaii authorities finally see dangers of overtourism
It used to be almost gauche to complain about too many tourists. It showed a lack of graciousness, a shameful unwillingness to share, perhaps a touch of xenophobia in the disapproval of the outside world invading Hawaii’s insular ways. Of course, just about everyone did complain about tourism’s imposition on island life, but only in the car with family when the clueless driver of a rented convert
Skywatch: Hawaii’s telescopes help unravel mysteries of supernovas, black holes
In last month’s “Sky Watch,” we discussed the star family Manaiakalani, The Chiefly Fishing Line, and what can be found in the northeastern quadrant of that line of stars. The Summer Triangle, which is comprised of Keoe, Vega in the constellation Lyra the Harp; Pira‘etea, Deneb in the constellation Cygnus the Swan; and Humu, Altair in the constellation Aquila the Eagle, occupies the northeastern
University of Hawaii Cancer Center gets $8M research grant
The University of Hawaii Cancer Center is getting an $8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to increase cancer clinical trials to Hawaii’s minority, rural and underserved patient populations.
Jury on Kauai finds driver guilty of manslaughter in hit-and-run
A Circuit Court jury on Kauai found a 48-year-old man guilty of manslaughter Friday, two years after he drove drunk in a stolen truck that hit and killed a 19-year-old driver.
As impacts mount, some wonder whether ‘managed tourism’ is possible on Maui
Dan Seligmann of Long Island, N.Y., and his family had envisioned lush, green forests with magical bamboo gardens and waterfalls before starting down the Hana Highway during a visit to Maui in July.
Caribbean restaurant opens in Wailuku; MACC celebrates its 25th year
Maui is cooking right now — and I’m not talking about the record-breaking summer temperatures.
Summers spent on Maui inspired Honolulu shop’s popular sherbet
At Asato Family Shop in downtown Honolulu, customers wait in line for hours to buy island-style sherbet at $6 a pint.
Weekly digest of what’s happening on Maui
UH Maui College back in session
Retired Baldwin teacher becomes guardian of tennis
Running late to bring her 7-year-old son to practice at the Wailuku Junior Tennis Club, Lauren Akitake heard a voice carry all the way to the parking lot.
Balangitao returns for 11th year at helm of MIL sports
It’s the end of August, and an estimated 1,800 Maui Interscholastic League student-athletes are engaged in fall sports — football, girls volleyball, cross-country, air riflery and bowling — in sweltering conditions.
Maui sports: College basketball, high school cross-country
2019 Maui Jim Invitational tournament tickets still available
Calendar: Community events happening on Maui
A roundup of various community events to help you know what’s going on:
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