Hawaii State News 09/12/2019

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Welders accidentally cause Central Maui brush fire

The Maui Fire Department has brought a two-acre Central Maui brush fire under control Wednesday afternoon.
Coral bleaching appears off Maui as ocean heats up

State officials said signs of severe and widespread coral bleaching event, as earlier predicted, are already apparent along reefs off of Maui due to higher than average ocean temperatures.
Big Isle man accused of slitting friend’s throat testifies at trial

HILO >> A Big Island man on trial for slitting his friend’s throat testified it was self-defense, Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Tuesday.
Kapolei roads closed 7 hours due to barricade situation

Honolulu police closed roads for seven hours in Kapolei as officers responded to a barricade situation.
Kahuku wind farm plan challenged again

A Hawaii environmental group hailed by Kahuku residents made a new bid to stop development of a third wind farm on Oahu’s North Shore on Wednesday.
New Aloha Stadium may be ready in 2023, firm says

Having the new Aloha Stadium ready for a 2023 football season opening is “eminently do-able, sensible and economical,” said the head of the company overseeing the project for the state.
Officials step up citations for illegal rentals

The number of violation notices issued by the city to operators for allegedly advertising unpermitted short-term rentals has risen to 37 with more anticipated in the coming weeks.
State scrapping Navatek, but boaters might be on the hook to cover costs

The state is finally dismantling and removing the Navatek II, a derelict catamaran, from the gateway of Waikiki where it has sat since May.
USS Arizona crew member dedicated final years to honoring fallen comrades

Lauren Bruner, the second to last sailor to escape the sinking USS Arizona on Dec. 7, 1941, died Wednesday in California at age 98.
Man accused in fatal Ala Moana shooting appears in court

An attorney representing the man accused of fatally shooting a 20-year-old Waianae man at the Ala Moana Center parking lot early Sunday said Kapono J. Miranda, 23, was “viciously attacked” by another male just before the shooting.
Power unstable at Honolulu airport

Electrical power was unstable at Terminals 1 and 2 Wednesday at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, but did not affect any flights.
Kokua Line: ‘Christmas card lady’ also needs fabric for kids’ quilts

Q uestion : Does that lady still collect cards for goodie boxes for children? I saved stuff and then misplaced the information. Please repeat if she is still active.
Scoreboard

TODAY BOWLING OIA East: 5 p.m. at K-Bay Lanes. CROSS COUNTRY OIA: Mililani, Pearl City, Kaiser, Kalani, Leilehua, Kaimuki at Aiea, 3 p.m. SOCCER College women: Dallas Baptist vs. Hawaii Pacific, 7 p.m., at Waipio Read More
University of Hawaii punter Gaudion recalls being a scrub with UW kicker

On Saturday, Hawaii’s Stan “Stagwa” Gaudion and Washington’s Joel “Joalie” Whitford will be the opposing punters in the football game at Husky Stadium.
Folker joins UH swimming and diving staff

Head coach Elliot Ptasnik of the University of Hawaii swimming and diving program announced the addition of Nick Folker to the coaching staff on Wednesday.
Officials step up citations for illegal rentals

The number of violation notices issued by the city to operators for allegedly advertising unpermitted short-term rentals has risen to 37 with more anticipated in the coming weeks.
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