Weather could affect TMT protests

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Accessed on 14 October 2019, 1340 UTC, Post 19675.


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Army zeroes in on rapid artillery raids in new era of ‘great power’ competition

In comparing land-based capabilities, the U.S. Army found that its artillery was falling short of Russian and Chinese weaponry, following a decade of American focus on low-grade threats in Iraq and Afghanistan.
With summer ended, weather could affect the TMT protests

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii >> Summer is over, and colder weather could soon have an impact on the months-long blockade of Mauna Kea Access Road. It is getting chillier at the tents along the highway that are the sleeping quarters for opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope, and the months ahead will further test their determination.
Councilwoman wants tourists to sign pledge to protect the environment

City Councilwoman Kymberly Pine wants visitors to Oahu to pledge to be “environmentally responsible and culturally sensitive” during their stay here.
Mauna Kea “industrial uses” challenged by protestors

A hearing has been scheduled before the state Land Use Commission later this month to consider a petition that challenges the legality of “the industrial uses” atop Mauna Kea, including the controversial Thirty Meter Telescope.
6-year-old hit-and-run victim recovering

A 6-year-old girl who was hit by a vehicle while riding her bike in Laie on Friday was recovering at the hospital, her father said Sunday.
Some Kawasaki mower engines pose fire risk

Kawasaki Motors USA is recalling about 950 lawn mower engines due to burn and fire hazards. The fuel injector can leak excessive amounts of fuel into the engine, posing burn and fire hazards. This recall involves Kawasaki engines used in riding lawn mowers sold under the Ferris brand name with mower model number IS 2100Z ZTR and the Cub Cadet Pro Z 760 LKW EFI.
Foreign students add $446M to state’s economy

International students had a total economic impact in Hawaii of $446 million last year, according to a new report by the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism.
12% of Hawaii children are obese, study finds

An estimated 13,800 Hawaii children ages 10 to 17 are obese, according to a new study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Kokua Line: No law against flag on truck, but usual hazard rules would apply

Q uestion : Are those large flags that people are flying from their trucks legal in traffic like that? I witnessed a near-miss this morning. A truck with a large Hawaiian flag flying upside down nearly hit a car while changing lanes. The flag must have obscured the driver’s view in the side mirror.

Calendar Today GOLF College men: Chaminade Dual 2, 11 a.m., at Hawaii Kai Golf Course. SOCCER PacWest men: Fresno Pacific vs. Chaminade, 12:30 p.m., at Saint Louis field. PacWest women: Fresno Pacific vs. Chaminade, 10 Read More
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