President Trump sued over coral die

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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
Brig. Gen. Kenneth S. Hara is slated to serve as the state’s adjutant general, overseeing the Hawai‘i Department of Defense, effective Dec. 6. Hawaii News Now. Civil Beat. Big Island Video News.

Union alleges private security firm owes airport workers nearly $1 million
Hundreds of private security and traffic control officers at Honolulu’s five major airports are seeking nearly $1 million in back raises from private firm Securitas. The Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America, Local 650 union has filed an unfair labor practice complaint and is asking a judge to uphold a labor arbitrator’s July ruling ordering the back pay. Hawaii News Now. Garden Island.

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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
The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation on Thursday urged travelers going to the Daniel K. Inouye Honolulu Airport to leave their cars at home and have someone drop them off as the parking structures are reaching capacity. Hawaii Public Radio.

After 50 years, Hawai‘i’s largest performance parts warehouse calls it quits
The owners of the Sand Island auto parts store say business has been declining ever since the closure of the race track in 2006. Ron’s Performance Center has been around since 1967. Hawaii News Now. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. KHON2.

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