Today’s Hawaii News A.M. 09/09/2019

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UH will ask the legislature for money to build, demolish and consolidate
The University of Hawai‘i plans to ask the Legislature next session for $236.5 million for new buildings and improvements in 2021. The extra money is part of UH’s ambitious, six-year plan to modernize its aging infrastructure, and also meant to revive some projects the Legislature didn’t fund last session. Civil Beat.

New law requires private schools to be licensed or accredited
All private schools in Hawai‘i 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. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

State’s 129 judges are the top paid judiciary employees
They’re getting smaller raises these days, which concerns the chief justice who says qualified judges are hard to find. Civil Beat.

Social media post attempts to link Gov. Ige to impropriety with TMT
A social media post from Mauna Kea activists implies Governor Ige has a conflict of interest with TMT. It found a paper trail that indirectly connects the Iges to a big payout from TMT International Observatory. The post says TMT paid more than $3 million to a “Private Security Group” whose owners also run a real estate firm- whose clients are the Iges. The governor denies the allegation. KITV.

TMT opponents expecting sweep
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. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
The Big Island Mayor’s office denies rumors of a law enforcement sweep at Mauna Kea. KITV.

Pakalolo profits have yet to light up in Hawai‘i
Two years after Hawai‘i’s first medical marijuana dispensary opened on Maui, the legal pot industry in Hawai‘i has yet to achieve profitability. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Get Your Hands On Our Latest Issue
September’s cover was inspired by mid-20th century illustrations of ocean travel to Hawai‘i and leads to our in-depth analysis of the Jones Act. The issue also include a report on building more homes on Hawaiian homesteads. Get your copy!
DHHL, city land swap for rail stirs questions
Another pending land swap involving the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is raising questions about whether the agency’s Native Hawaiian beneficiaries are getting the short end of the deal. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

TMT opponents go mobile with protest along O‘ahu roadways
Hundreds of vehicles driving from Hawai‘i Kai to Māʻili Beach Park on Sunday in opposition to the planned Thirty Meter Telescope on Hawaiʻi island were greeted along the way with signs, Hawaiʻi flags and people pushing their thumbs and forefingers together in a symbol of support for Mauna Kea. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. KITV. KHON2.

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. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

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