Hawaii State News 08/28/2019

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UH students protest TMT in campus sit-in

University of Hawaii-­Manoa students opposed to the Thirty Meter Telescope have launched a sit-in at the Bachman Hall administration building, demanding that the university drop its support for the controversial $1.4 billion astronomy project.
Former Honolulu police officer gets probation in sex assault of 5-year-old girl

Deputy Prosecutor Loren Haugen said in state court today that he offered fired Honolulu police officer Teddy Van Lerberghe a plea deal in the sexual assault case against him involving a victim who was 5-year-old when the sexual assaults started because that’s what the victim wanted.
Kokua Line: Health officials on the lookout for pulmonary illness related to vaping

Q uestion : Is that vaping illness occurring here?


Takitani Foundation donates $2.5M to University of Hawaii Culinary Institute

The Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation today donated an additional $2.5 million to the University of Hawaii’s Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head to support culinary education, bringing its total support to $3.6 million.
Department of Health closes Barefruit Bar on Maui due to roach infestation

State health officials have issued a red placard, closing down the Barefruit Bar in Lahaina, Maui, due to an extensive roach infestation.
USS Arizona Memorial repairs near completion

The long wait for the USS Arizona Memorial to reopen to walk-on visits is ending soon, with a new anchoring system drilled firmly into the seafloor to keep a formerly wayward floating access dock in place, officials say.
Southwest’s interisland expansion is pau for now

Southwest Airlines will have completed its anticipated build-out of neighbor island flights come January with the carrier’s next big Hawaii growth spurt expected to focus on new trans-Pacific service.
Amemiya announces run for Honolulu mayor

Former Hawaii High School Athletic Association Executive Director Keith Amemiya announced his run for the Honolulu 2020 mayor’s race, emphasizing the need to restore trust in government and improve conditions for the public.
Death in Hawaii the priciest in nation

Hawaii frequently is at the top of “most expensive” lists, and now the Aloha State leads the country when it comes to the cost of dying — with average end-of-life expenses totaling $41,467, a new study says.
Developer preps to restart 2,266-home Aina Lea project

A long-stalled, more than $1 billion housing project on Hawaii island could be close to a restart after recent progress struggling through bankruptcy and regulatory challenges.
Department of Health closes Barefruit Bar on Maui due to roach infestation

State health officials have issued a red placard, closing down the Barefruit Bar in Lahaina due to an extensive cockroach infestation.
Maui officer is ‘sexual predator,’ says attorney for 2 alleged victims

A 34-year-old Maui police officer was arrested on a warrant Monday night after three women said they had been stopped by him and were later sent inappropriate text messages suggesting he would do something for them in exchange for sexual favors.
Cataluna: Who’s on first? Hard to tell

‘Names are the sweetest and most important sound in any language,” wrote Dale Carnegie, famed author of yesteryear’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People.” Want people to like you? Say their name. Want to make a
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