Hawaii State News 08/26/2019

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Hawaii auto sales continue to sputter

Hawaii auto sales continue to decelerate, and the outlook is not expected to get better anytime soon.
Several agencies search for missing diver off Kauai

The Coast Guard and several local agencies searched Sunday for a missing 28-year-old diver off Kauai.
Baseball bat used in Waikiki attack, police say

A 25-year-old man was in custody Sunday after he struck a man with a bat in Waikiki, police said.
21-year-old in custody after Kalihi knife-point robbery

A 21-year-old man was arrested Saturday morning after he robbed another man with a knife in Kalihi, police said.
Arson case opened in connection with Mililani elementary school fire

Honolulu police have opened a first-degree arson investigation into a dumpster fire that damaged part of Mililani Uka Elementary School.
Hawaii hemp growers are having to destroy their plants because of high THC levels

More than half of the hemp crops cultivated in Hawaii over the past year as part of the state’s industrial hemp pilot program have tested hot, meaning their levels of THC, the chemical that makes people high, were above the federal limit for hemp.
Anti-TMT protests affecting Big Island tourism industry

A convention of bird- watchers has canceled a planned meeting on Hawaii island because of uncertainty surrounding protests over building the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea.
Florence Puana, Katherine Kealoha’s grandmother, turns 100

Florence Puana celebrated her 100th birthday with about 100 family members and friends Sunday at a Mid Pacific Country Club ballroom in Kailua.
Man on SUP travels solo from West Coast to isles

Despite paddling across the Pacific Ocean in 76 days and arriving at Waikiki Yacht Club on Saturday morning, endurance athlete Antonio de la Rosa isn’t expecting to take a long break.
Kokua Line: 92-year-old asks city to check traffic light after receiving $130 pedestrian ticket without warning

Q uestion : I am 92 years old and on Social Security. On Aug. 16 around 4 p.m., I got a $130 ticket for crossing South Beretania Street at Kaialiu Street against the signal. There were no cars in sight. A young man in front of me started off,
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