Hawaii State News 09/11/2019

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Q&A: Vaping and e-cigarettes
U.S. health officials are investigating what might be causing hundreds of serious breathing illnesses in people who use e-cigarettes and other vaping devices. They have identified about 450 possible cases in 33 states, including six deaths. A look at what we know so far about the outbreak as the investigation continues:
Q&A: Vaping and e-cigarettes
U.S. health officials are investigating what might be causing hundreds of serious breathing illnesses in people who use e-cigarettes and other vaping devices. They have identified about 450 possible cases in 33 states, including six deaths. A look at what we know so far about the outbreak as the investigation continues:
Health officials investigating state’s first vaping-related illness in Big Island youth
State health officials are investigating Hawaii’s first suspected case of severe respiratory illness related to vaping.
Developer breaks ground on Waikiki rental tower
A developer promised a “magnificent” addition to Waikiki about two years from now at a ceremony Tuesday for a planned rental apartment tower.
State’s largest solar block goes online
The sun was shining brightly in Mili­lani on Tuesday as officials welcomed the the state’s largest collection of solar farms, a trio of sun-powered projects that will generate enough electricity to light up nearly 18,000 homes.
Filipino church leader is accused of sexual assault
A 31-year-old woman who claims she was trafficked to Hawaii says the televangelist founder of a Philippine-­based megachurch sexually assaulted her starting when she was a teenager assigned as the founder’s personal servant.
Accused gunman allegedly gave group ‘stink eye’
Friends of a 20-year-old man who was fatally shot by a 23-year-old man in the parking lot of Ala Moana Center said the accused gunman gave them “stink eye” and exchanged words with the victim prior to the shooting, according to a police affidavit.
Pacific Century Fellows picks 35 young leaders for program
The Pacific Century Fellows Program has announced the selection of 35 young leaders for its 17th class.
Cataluna: Serving up lessons in leadership
Years ago I wrote a piece about wanting Dave Shoji to run for governor. Or mayor. Or really just putting him in any position of leadership in Hawaii government so he can run this place tight and right and coach us all to greatness like he did for Wahine volleyball. Discipline, focus, high standards, a clear plan. That’s what Hawaii needed. That’s what Hawaii still needs.
Kokua Line: No tax break for giving blood, but each donation can help save 3 lives
Q uestion : I donate blood so often, and for so many years, that the community newsletter did a write-up. After that, neighbors started asking whether I deduct my blood donations as charitable contributions from my income taxes. I had never even thought of doing that. Could I? If yes, how would I value them, and how many years can I go back to claim them?
Hawaii native badly burned in plane crash near Las Vegas
Hawaii native Thomas William Craig VIII was severely burned after the plane he was piloting crashed Saturday near Las Vegas, killing two and injuring two others.
Maui sushi bar shut down by inspectors due to roaches, rats
State health officials announced Tuesday that a red placard has been issued to Asian Cuisine & Sushi Bar in Kahului, Maui, closing it down for extensive rodent and pest infestations.
$16M in federal funds granted for Hawaii disaster repairs
More than $16 million in federal funding is slated for Hawaii to repair roads as well as homes damaged by major natural disasters last year.
Maui police issue 8 citations during TMT protest convoy
Maui police said eight citations were issued for various traffic violations during a Thirty Meter Telescope protest convoy that took place Monday on the Valley isle.
Scoreboard
TODAY BOWLING ILH boys: 4:30 p.m., at Hickam Bowling Center. VOLLEYBALL OIA West Division I Girls: Waianae at Mililani, 7 p.m. OIA West Division I/II Girls: Aiea at Waialua, 6 p.m.; Leilehua at Waipahu, Campbell Read More
Rainbow Wahine host familiar face
It wasn’t planned this way, but Reed Sunahara finds himself on the “Greatest Wahine Volleyball Players Tour.”
Health officials investigating state’s first vaping-related illness in Big Island youth
State health officials are investigating Hawaii’s first suspected case of severe respiratory illness related to vaping.
Developer breaks ground on Waikiki rental tower
A developer promised a “magnificent” addition to Waikiki about two years from now at a ceremony Tuesday for a planned rental apartment tower.
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