Hawaii State News 09/09/2019

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TMT opponents go mobile with protest along Oahu roadways

Hundreds of vehicles driving from Hawaii Kai to Maili Beach Park on Sunday in opposition to the planned Thirty Meter Telescope on Hawaii island were greeted along the way with signs, Hawaii flags and people pushing their thumbs and forefingers together in a symbol of support for Mauna Kea.

TODAY BOWLING ILH boys: 4:30 p.m. at Hickam Bowling Center. VOLLEYBALL OIA West Division I girls: Pearl City at Waianae; Radford at Kapolei; Nanakuli at Mililani. Matches start at 7 p.m. OIA West Division I/II Read More
Hawaii’s homeless young adults

A 2018 report — the “Street Youth Study” by the University of Hawaii Center on the Family, Waikiki Health and Hale Kipa — provided a glance into the problem of homeless young adults in Hawaii.
Rainbow Wahine flip the switch to top Denver

There are very few secrets in volleyball. The worst-kept one?
Ferd Lewis: Recalling the day the Rainbows reigned in Seattle

Today the University of Washington’s 70,138-seat Husky Stadium rises above Union Bay on picturesque Lake Washington framing what a prominent sign at a south end zone entrance touts as “The Greatest Setting in College Football.”
Pakalolo profits have yet to light up in Hawaii

Kahului, Maui >> Two years after Hawaii’s first medical marijuana dispensary opened on Maui, the legal pot industry in Hawaii has yet to achieve profitability.
Maui mayor wants Council to reconsider wastewater vote

Maui Mayor Michael Victorino says he is disappointed that a Council committee voted 5-3 Friday to end the county’s legal fight over its practice of pumping treated wastewater into the ground.
Boards on bunk beds can break

About 1,200 children’s bunk beds are being recalled by Walker Edison Furniture because the support boards can break, posing fall and injury hazards. Consumers should immediately stop using the bunk beds and contact Walker Edison Furniture to arrange for free replacement bunk beds and free installation. The firm is contacting all known customers directly. Walker Edison is aware of two incidents of
University of Hawaii women’s soccer team falls in double OT

The Hawaii soccer team’s bid for a fourth straight shutout of an opponent came undone late in a 2-1 double-overtime loss to North Dakota in Grand Forks, N.D., on Sunday afternoon.
Team Bradley wins fourth straight E Lau Hoe long-distance race

As it completed the E Lau Hoe long-distance race, Team Bradley wanted to make sure it had a fully stocked “tool box” with just two weeks to go before the Na Wahine O Ke Kai Molokai-to-Oahu world championship.
TMT opponents expecting sweep this week

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii >> About 1,000 opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope massed at Mauna Kea Access Road by early afternoon Sunday as protest organizers summoned their supporters to prepare for a possible law enforcement sweep of the road as early as today.
NFL Islanders

New law requires Hawaii’s private schools to be licensed or accredited

All private schools in Hawaii will need to be licensed or accredited by July 1, and students attending schools that do not comply will be considered truant under a bill signed by Gov. David Ige.
Aloha Stadium redevelopment options

Where the present stadium sits:
Plans for new stadium taking shape

Incrementally constructing the new Aloha Stadium on the site of the present facility while tearing down the old one is among three preliminary concept options laid out in a just-released report for the Stadium Authority.
Hawaii defense rose to the challenge against Oregon State

With Hawaii head coach Nick Rolovich’s spontaneity and creativity, every game might seem like an “Evening at the Improv.”
Letter: Mauna Kea construction an act of desecration?

Did anyone else find interesting the news that the Thirty Meter Telescope protesters were building a permanent wooden structure on Mauna Kea?
Letter: Environmental groups risk alienating donors

Hundreds of people have been camping on Mauna Kea, costing taxpayers millions of dollars. Some recently erected a permanent structure on a fragile lava field.
Letter: Hawaiians risk losing support of most citizens

Over time I have seen how effective the elderly kupuna were initially used as a protective shield against law enforcement on Mauna Kea. And eventually this resistance morphed into a focal point for all past grievances.
Letter: Nuclear energy makes sense for green Hawaii

Finally, a sensible solution for our energy needs without carbon pollution (“Expand use of nuclear energy to combat global warming,” Star-Advertiser, Island Voices, Sept. 5) . Thanks to Capt. Frank Camelio for writing the commentary.
Letter: Yamanoha well-suited to speak for HART

Russell Yamanoha is exactly where he needs to be (“Officials wait to decide Yamanoha’s fate,” Star-Advertiser, Sept. 6) . Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation Executive Director Andrew Robbins said that Yamanoha is “doing a good job at HART.”
Editorial: Health careers should start here

An inaugural health care workforce study sizing up the non-physician job supply found concerning gaps in various counts of workers with skill sets needed to meet demand for services. Statewide, there are more than 2,200 job openings in hospitals and health care facilities that are taking as long as a year to fill.
Ala Moana park looking better

The city is continuing to make strides in making over Ala Moana Regional Park. Standing in front of a recently renovated bathhouse, Mayor Kirk Caldwell, on Thursday, pointed to upgrades in the works, including the repaving of Ala Moana Park Drive, at a cost of just over $1 million. It remains unclear, though, whether the master plan for the “People’s Park” will be fully executed as envisioned.
Letter: Honor Queen Emma, keep aloha at QMC

Wow! I applaud Dr. Mihae Yu for her strength and courage to speak up against the 10-ton gorilla (“Mismanagement at Queen’s driving physicians out of Hawaii,” Star-Advertiser, Island Voices, Sept. 5).
Plans for new stadium taking shape

Incrementally constructing the new Aloha Stadium on the site of the present facility while tearing down the old one is among three preliminary concept options laid out in a just-released report for the Stadium Authority.
Aloha Stadium redevelopment options

Where the present stadium sits:
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