Hawaii State News 09/05/2019

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Florida man parks Smart car in kitchen so it won’t blow away
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. >> It started as a light-hearted challenge between a Florida couple, can a Smart car fit into their kitchen? The answer: Yes it can.
$32M in Hawaii military projects to be cut for border wall
A total of $32 million for security improvements to the back gate of Marine Corps Base Hawaii and an Air Force training facility at Hickam Field is being diverted for President Donald Trump’s border wall, the Pentagon said today.
Council advances wide-ranging plastics ban
An Oahu-wide food establishment ban on single-use plastics — from takeout containers, utensils and straws to carry-out bags — won the second of three needed approvals from the Honolulu City Council Wednesday.

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TODAY FOOTBALL BIIF Division I: Waiakea at Hilo, 7:30 p.m. Nonleague: O’Connor (Phoenix) at Campbell, 6 p.m. VOLLEYBALL College women: Rainbow Wahine Invitational–Sacramento State vs. Denver, 4:45 p.m.; Army West Point at Hawaii, 7 p.m.; Read More
Kakaako development Seventh tower on horizon
Fantastic ocean views are envisioned at the latest planned luxury condominium tower at Ward Village in Kakaako, but a few critical views also were expressed at a public hearing Wednesday to discuss the $374 million project called Victoria Place.
Bill calling for longer lifeguard hours advances
The Honolulu City Council on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to a bill that would require the city to keep lifeguards on the beach from sunrise to sunset, a policy that Council members and ocean services personnel said is long overdue.
University of Hawaii football team’s replacements have outperformed predecessors
Following Hawaii’s 2017 football season, the parting shots were launched.
Ferd Lewis: A ritual call to parents will be a calming force for Titans QB Marcus Mariota
The lead up to the opening game of what might be the most pivotal season in quarterback Marcus Mariota’s pro football career will begin early Sunday morning with a phone call.
Beaver fans scrambling as game will debut on Facebook
The debut of University of Hawaii football games streaming on Facebook Saturday has its opponent, Oregon State, and the Beavers’ fans scrambling.
Playing nine holes can be a fun and inexpensive way to learn golf
In a hectic world, sometimes less is more. In golf terminology, nine holes is better than none.
Kanno wins Big Island Junior title
Scores in the 60s lit up Hualalai Golf Club in Monday’s final round of the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association Big Island Junior Classic.
University of Hawaii baseball team lands highly rated Seattle shortstop
A highly regarded high school shortstop from Seattle has decided to accept a scholarship offer from the University of Hawaii baseball team.
Frankie Valli’s songs have had a lasting cultural impact
When the Four Seasons hit American radio stations with “Sherry” in the summer of 1962 America sat up, turned up the volume, and fell in love with the powerful high-falsetto of lead vocalist Frankie Valli.
ExtraFamily: Protect kids from eyestrain
Children are back in school, which means not just more time with books, but more time with computers — and parents should be mindful of possible digital eyestrain.
Vocalists bring classics with a twist to Waikiki’s Blue Note Hawaii
This weekend brings two terrific soul and R&B performers to Honolulu. Oleta Adams and Jody Watley both had their breakout moments in the ’80s, but neither has rested on her laurels.
UH to get Navy ROTC program for first time
Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has approved the creation of the first-ever Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps program at the University of Hawaii after many years of interest, U.S. Sens. Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz announced Wednesday.
Yamanoha still rail spokesman despite guilty plea in union case
Russell Yamanoha’s employment as a spokesman for the Honolulu rail authority is “unchanged” despite his guilty plea this week to a federal conspiracy charge for falsifying the results of a union election, according to rail Director of Communications Bill Brennan.
Hawaii Red Cross provides hurricane relief from Dorian
The Hawaii Red Cross has deployed 17 volunteers to the U.S. mainland to help residents in the path of Hurricane Dorian.
Lawsuits pile up over short-term rentals
The city’s month-old, short-term rental law is still in its infancy in terms of enforcement, but it’s already drawn widespread legal attention and three lawsuits.
Kailua board to vote on banning helicopter flights over the town
The Kailua Neighborhood Board is expected to vote this evening on a resolution seeking a ban of tour helicopters over the beach town.
Council advances wide-ranging plastics ban
An Oahu-wide food establishment ban on single-use plastics — from takeout containers, utensils and straws to carry-out bags — won the second of three needed approvals from the Honolulu City Council Wednesday.
$32M in Hawaii military projects to be cut for U.S. border wall
A total of $32 million for security improvements to the back gate of Marine Corps Base Hawaii and an Air Force training facility at Hickam Field is being diverted for President Donald Trump’s border wall, the Pentagon said Wednesday.
Manoa Falls Trail repair closures pushed back
The closure of the popular Manoa Falls Trail for repair work has been pushed back to mid- September.
Man pleads not guilty to sex assault of girl, 17
A 50-year-old California man accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl on Kauai appeared at his arraignment at Fifth Circuit Court Tuesday.
Kokua Line: Don’t drop off stuff early at Oahu recycling events
Q uestion : It’s great that you publicize the community recycling events, but could you please tell people never to drop off early? This becomes a problem when events are held at schools or churches and stuff stacks up in the parking lot the day or even days before. It takes up needed space and also attracts other junk that we can’t recycle. Or it rains, which ruins stuff we could have recycled.
On the Move: Rowe, Kwon, and Chock
The following five doctors have joined Kaiser Permanente Hawaii facilities on Hawaii island as well as Maui:
Distinguished designers collaborate on ‘Children of Eden’
Costuming, set design and lighting together create the look and tone of a show. They animate the stage so that an imaginary world comes alive for actors and audience.
Unify Championship Entertainment gets a hold on Hawaii wrestling
Body slams, piledrivers and daring jumps from the corner turnbuckle: It’s all just another day at the office for Aleki Lee and Rain, co-owners of Hawaii’s newest wrestling federation, Unify Championship Entertainment.
Letter: TMT supporters have real stake in outcome
Lee Cataluna wrongfully disparaged the thousands who think deeply, carefully and respectfully about the Thirty Meter Telescope, the mauna and Native Hawaiians, and who have made informed and engaged decisions supporting TMT (“Opinions on TMT issue don’t carry equal weight”, Star-Advertiser, Aug. 21) .
Letter: Everyone will lose if Hawaii loses TMT
I, as many, have been following the Maunakea/Thirty Meter Telescope story with keen interest and increasing alarm.
Letter: Hawaiians can be proud of TMT on Mauna Kea
Sacredness is in the minds of the beholders. Before Hawaiians discovered Hawaii, the mountain of Mauna Kea was not sacred. The Hawaiians made it sacred.
Letter: Strict gun laws keep Hawaii safe, relaxing
Most people who live elsewhere than our islands perceive Hawaii as a vacation spot where they can unwind and relax.
Letter: Second Amendment cause of gun violence
We know little about the gunman who just went on a random shooting spree in Texas. It is assumed he is a U.S. citizen whose right to keep and bear arms is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.
Letter: Cyclists, moped riders travel dangerously
Chad Taniguchi of the Hawaii Bicycling League claimed that traffic safety problems stem from misbehaving drivers and pedestrians (“Road safety applies to all; don’t speed,” Star- Advertiser, Letters, Sept. 1) .
Kakaako development Seventh tower on horizon
Fantastic ocean views are envisioned at the latest planned luxury condominium tower at Ward Village in Kakaako, but a few critical views also were expressed at a public hearing Wednesday to discuss the $374 million project called Victoria Place.
Bill calling for longer lifeguard hours advances
The Honolulu City Council on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to a bill that would require the city to keep lifeguards on the beach from sunrise to sunset, a policy that Council members and ocean services personnel said is
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