Hawaii State News, 09/04/2019

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Mauna Kea activists build illegal structure on lava field

HILO >> Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim is asking the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to investigate and “take necessary and appropriate action” in connection with an unpermitted wooden building being constructed in a lava field near the Mauna Kea protest camp.
Visitors try to bribe their way into Ha‘ena State Park

A new system for entry to Kauai’s popular Ha‘ena State Park requires visitors to purchase tickets online in advance and limits visitation to 900 people a day, down from an estimated 3,000 daily before flooding closed the road leading to the park in April 2018.

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Family seeks help in finding missing hiker on Big Island

Family members of 27-year-old Kyle Brittain of Kaimuki are asking for the public’s help in locating him.
11-year-old boy strikes 3-year-old sister with family car in East Maui

Maui police confirmed that a three-year-old girl went to the hospital after her older brother accidentally struck her with the family car in East Maui.
Motorcyclist dies after collision with van; passenger remains critical

A 24-year-old motorcyclist died Monday night after a two-vehicle collision in Waipahu.
Former death row inmate arrested in Waikiki robbery

Honolulu police arrested two men after an early morning robbery in Waikiki today.
Protesters allege the state intends to send Hawaii National Guard troops to Mauna Kea

HILO >> The activists blocking Mauna Kea Access Road announced Tuesday “there has been word” that the state will use Hawaii National Guard troops and out-of-state law enforcement officers in the next 30 days to clear the way for construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope to begin.
Visitors try to bribe their way into Ha‘ena State Park

A new system for entry to Kauai’s popular Ha‘ena State Park requires visitors to purchase tickets online in advance and limits visitation to 900 people a day, down from an estimated 3,000 daily before flooding closed the road leading to the park in April 2018.
On the Move: Verhoef and Hirata

The following doctors have joined Kaiser Permanente Hawaii:
‘Vacant’ house on Kinau Street burns up

A “vacant” 73-year-old house, sitting on a $2 million Kinau Street property and reportedly occupied by homeless people, went up in flames Tuesday.
Former deputy announces candidacy for city prosecutor

Former Deputy Prosecutor Megan Kau says she is running for Honolulu city prosecutor in 2020.
Cataluna: It’s still white-hot after Labor Day

The visual symbol of “staying cool in the summer heat” has become shave ice.
Former sports anchor pleads guilty to conspiracy

Former television sports anchor and current HART spokesman Russell Yama­noha pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court to conspiring to rig a union election when he was an IBEW Local 1260 official.
New White House rules would drop more than 3,000 in isles from food stamp program

More than 3,000 Hawaii households would likely lose their food stamps under new restrictions proposed by the Trump administration, according to an analysis by the state Department of Human Services.
Maui is urged to withdraw its high-court wastewater appeal

A Maui County Council committee heard scores of testifiers about its Lahaina injection well legal case Tuesday, most of them urging the county to give up on its high-profile U.S. Supreme Court appeal.
U.S. still has edge despite China’s advances, Pacific Air Forces’ head says

Despite a new study saying America has lost its “military primacy” in the Indo- Pacific due to a focus on the Middle East while China advanced its military capability, the head of Pacific Air Forces on Oahu said the United States still has the advantage.
Kapiolani Park ducks’ illness likely caused by botulism, vets say

Honolulu resident Deborah Tamura first noticed the sick and dying ducks during her early morning walks through Kapiolani Park this summer.
Kewalo Harbor renovations near completion

Ward Village developer Howard Hughes Corp. said extensive renovations to Kewalo Harbor that began in 2017 are expected to be completed by the end of this month.
Hawaii bankruptcies flat in August but up for the year

Hawaii bankruptcies in August matched the year-earlier total but remained on pace to finish 2019 at their highest level in five years.
Funding expected for Kakaako parks transfer

The Hawaii Community Development Authority today is expected to approve giving the city up to $2.25 million for the transfer and upkeep of 41 acres of lower Kakaako park lands.
Ferd Lewis: 2013 Hawaii Bowl seems so long ago for Beavers

It was Christmas Eve 2013 and the Oregon State football program was feeling particularly festive.
Hawaii defensive lineman Makai Manuwai had school to fall back on when his football career suffered a false start

As complicated as football can seem, it does not take a scientist to figure out the sport.
UH head coach Eran Ganot adds to staff

The University of Hawaii basketball team has replaced an ex with an O-minded coach.
On the Move: Verhoef and Hirata

The following doctors have joined Kaiser Permanente Hawaii:
Protesters allege the state intends to send Hawaii National Guard troops to Mauna Kea

HILO >> The activists blocking Mauna Kea Access Road announced Tuesday “there has been word” that the state will use Hawaii National Guard troops and out-of-state law enforcement officers in the next 30 days to clear the way for construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope to begin.
Mauna Kea activists build illegal structure on lava field

HILO >> Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim is asking the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to investigate and “take necessary and appropriate action” in connection with an unpermitted wooden building being constructed
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