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Hawaii State News 09/26/2019

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Southwest moves up new service dates, adds more flights

Aggressive expansion by Southwest Airlines means that before its first year of service is completed the carrier will have more than quadrupled its daily seats flying into and between the Hawaiian islands.
Southwest moves up new service dates, adds more flights

Aggressive expansion by Southwest Airlines means that before its first year of service is completed the carrier will have more than quadrupled its daily seats flying into and between the Hawaiian islands.
Hanalei man, 50, dies in flatbed truck crash in Lihue

A 50-year-old Hanalei man died after the flatbed truck he was driving crossed the center line in Lihue Wednesday and crashed into a stone wall.
Kailua-Kona to welcome largest cruise ship to ever make a port call in the bay

The Department of Land and Natural Resources announced today that the largest cruise ship to ever make a port call to Kailua-Kona will anchor in Kailua Bay on Sunday.
‘Alala Project releases 7 more Hawaiian crows in Big Island forest

Seven more alala, or Hawaiian crows, have been released into the Puʻu Makaʻala Natural Area Reserve on the windward slopes of Mauna Loa this month, according to wildlife officials.
DOT removing Laniakea concrete barriers starting today

The state Department of Transportation plans to remove concrete barriers that have been stored along Kamehameha Highway at Laniakea from today through Friday “to allow for future safety improvements.”
Scoreboard

Calendar Today BOWLING OIA East: 5 p.m., at K-Bay Lanes. OIA West: 5 p.m., at Schofield Bowling Center. FOOTBALL BIIF Division I: Konawaena at Kealakehe, 7:30 p.m. SOCCER College men: Chaminade vs. Hawaii Pacific, 3 Read More
No. 11 Hawaii seeks a return to the top of the Big West volleyball standings

No. 11 Hawaii is unbeaten in Big West volleyball play this season.
Hawaii football team’s defensive depth bolstered by return of 3 players

The Hawaii football team’s depth perception will improve with the return of three key defensive players for Saturday’s road game against Nevada.
A majority of Hawaii voters polled believe homelessness has gotten worse

A majority of registered Hawaii voters across all islands believe homelessness has gotten “worse” over the last year — but they’re split on whether homeless sweeps are “worthwhile,” according to the Honolulu Star- Advertiser’s Hawaii Poll.
A majority of Hawaii voters polled believe homelessness has gotten worse

A majority of registered Hawaii voters across all islands believe homelessness has gotten “worse” over the last year — but they’re split on whether homeless sweeps are “worthwhile,” according to the Honolulu Star- Advertiser’s Hawaii Poll.
Ala Moana seeks 400-foot height limit

The new majority owner of Ala Moana Center wants to take the state’s largest shopping mall to a higher level.
Hawaii Poll respondents back red-light cameras

A majority of Hawaii residents support a proposal to install traffic cameras that monitor intersections for the purpose of identifying and ticketing drivers who run red lights.
Guilty plea in case of man forced by police to lick urinal

A Honolulu homeless man fearing he would be arrested, reluctantly obeyed a police officer’s orders to lick a urinal, according to a court document made public Wednesday after a former officer pleaded guilty to failing to report the incident.
UH gets funding to expand cancer center

The University of Hawaii Cancer Center has received a $6.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, allowing construction of a cutting-edge clinical research center that will offer greater access to experimental treatments for cancer patients in Hawaii.
Man charged in stabbing of girlfriend and daughter

An Oahu grand jury has indicted a 46-year-old convicted felon accused of brutally attacking his estranged girlfriend and their 17-year-old daughter in Mililani.
Supreme Court’s appeal of injection well case in murky waters on Maui

Members of the Maui County Council majority and their attorneys insist it is over. Mayor Michael Victorino and attorneys with the county’s Department of the Corporation Counsel say otherwise.
HECO wants to modify greenhouse gas caps

Hawaiian Electric Co. wants to combine the annual greenhouse emissions caps for 13 power plants in Hawaii, a move some believe would allow Hawaii’s lone coal-fired power plant to increase greenhouse gas emissions.
Kaiser, nurses OK tentative contract

Kaiser Permanente has reached a tentative agreement on a national, four-year contract with the union representing nearly 1,000 Hawaii nurses.
On the Move: Kan, James, Botalla and Chilcote

>> Outrigger Hospitality Group has named Kenny Kan senior vice president and chief development officer, recently serving in a corporate finance and strategic planning capacity for Outrigger; as well as vice president, capital markets and treasurer for Alexander & Baldwin- Hawaii. Kan’s experience also includes chief financial officer for The Resort group in Hawaii, vice president for private equi
Caldwell feeling confident of financing toward rail

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is adamant that the city’s financial picture is in good shape and that warnings raised by opponents that the now $9.2 billion East Kapolei-to-Ala Moana Center rail project will drive the city into bankruptcy are unfounded.
Kokua Line: Disability parking placard required at certain EV charging stations

Q uestion : I was wondering what the rule is when a parking stall is designated for both handicapped and electric vehicle charging. I have an electric vehicle but not a handicap placard. Can I use that parking stall?
Reggae’s evolution explored at two-day Republik Music Fest

Reggae fans young and old are invited to the Waikiki Shell this weekend, where the Republik Music Festival holds forth with two evenings of the good vibrations and good times that the music gives off in myriad shapes and forms.
Guilty plea in case of man forced by police to lick urinal

A Honolulu homeless man fearing he would be arrested, reluctantly obeyed a police officer’s orders to lick a urinal, according to a court document made public Wednesday after a former officer pleaded guilty to failing to report the incident.
From ‘MMMbop’ to ‘String Theory,’ Hanson stays on the move

Mention Hanson — that’s Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson — and it is almost inevitable that first thing that comes to mind is “MMMBop.” That’s the first single from “Middle of Nowhere,” the trio’s first full-length major label album in 1997, which blasted to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and comparable charts world-wide.
Singer-songwriter Keilana illuminates Honolulu’s live music scene

Playful flames from evening fire pits dance against vibrant wallpaper at the Laylow’s trendy bar and rooftop lounge in Waikiki. Light laughter and friendly chatter fill the space as Honolulu-based artist Keilana sets up for her acoustic set.
Hawaii Poll respondents back red-light cameras

A majority of Hawaii residents support a proposal to install traffic cameras that monitor intersections for the purpose of identifying and ticketing drivers who run red lights.
Caldwell feeling confident of financing toward rail

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is adamant that the city’s financial picture is in good shape and that warnings raised by opponents that the now $9.2 billion East Kapolei-to-Ala Moana Center rail project will drive the city into bankruptcy are unfounded.
Ala Moana seeks 400-foot height limit

The new majority owner of Ala Moana Center wants to take the state’s largest shopping mall to a higher level.
Supreme Court’s appeal of injection well case in murky waters on Maui

Members of the Maui County Council majority and their attorneys insist it is over. Mayor Michael Victorino and attorneys with the county’s Department of the Corporation Counsel say otherwise.
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