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|Trump sued for failing to protect Hawai‘i’s cauliflower coral
The Center for Biological Diversity is suing the Trump administration for failing to protect cauliflower coral around the Hawaiian Islands. The lawsuit was filed in federal district court in Hawai‘i. According to the press release, it challenges the National Marine Fisheries Service’s “failure to act on a petition to protect cauliflower coral under the Endangered Species Act.” Civil Beat. West Hawaii Today. Garden Island. Maui Now.Tulsi Gabbard says process is ‘rigged,’ threatens to boycott presidential debate
Hawai‘i Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard says she may boycott next week’s Democratic presidential debate telling supporters in a videotaped message Thursday that the Democratic National Committee and corporate media “are rigging the election.” Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawaii News Now. Hawai‘i Public Radio.
Newly appointed state adjutant general to step into role in December
Union alleges private security firm owes airport workers nearly $1 million
The Female Factor
Does a founder’s gender shape the evolution of a startup? Three female founders reflect on how being a woman has defined their businesses… read more.
|Land Use Commission gives city until 2028 to find a new site for Waimānalo landfill
The City and County of Honolulu has until 2028 to open a new landfill and shutter operations at the Waimānalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill on Oʻahu’s Leeward Coast. The state Land Use Commission Thursday granted the city’s permit application to continue using the landfill, the only public one on Oʻahu, as long as it starts winding down operations. Civil Beat. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Long-awaited Ala Wai canal dredging gets underway this month
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources is starting a $21 million-plus Ala Wai dredging project this month — good news for those who have been waiting nearly two decades to get relief from the buildup of sludge, sediment and debris in the man-made canal. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. KITV.Climate adaptation projects already creating tough choices
The Ala Wai Flood Control Project has been heralded by officials as a way to protect some of Hawai‘i’s most valuable real estate from a devastating flood. But many residents in affected areas remain skeptical of the plan. It’s a problem that will continue to plague large-scale climate adaptation projects, which will likely increase in number and scale in coming decades. Hawaii Public Radio.
Airport parking reaching capacity and electric vehicles are a big reason
After 50 years, Hawai‘i’s largest performance parts warehouse calls it quits
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