Kapu aloha is spreding

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10.15.2019
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Kapu aloha protest strategy is spreading
New protests aimed at the Kahuku windmill project and the Sherwood Forest park development may be alarming to some state leaders, but among some activists there is a sense that a grassroots momentum has been building as the nonviolent protest strategy known as kapu aloha spreads. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now.

Opponents of wind-energy project stall equipment delivery
Protesters gathered Monday night on a road in Kahuku to block an O‘ahu wind farm developer from delivering heavy equipment to begin construction in a scene reminiscent of the months-long telescope protests on the Big Island. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. KHON2.

UH enrollment dips 2% systemwide
Total enrollment at the 10-campus University of Hawai‘i system dipped by 2% this semester compared with last fall, with only Windward Community College notching an increase in its student body. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.  Hawaii Public Radio.

Solar permits issued jumped in September
Over the first nine months this year across Hawai‘i’s four counties, there were 4,047 solar electric permits issued compared with 3,387, an overall increase in the state of 19%. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Ige names three to Hawai‘i land board
Gov. David Ige on Monday announced the nominations of Vernon Char, Wesley “Kaiwi” Yoon and Chris Yuen to the state Board of Land and Natural Resources. The nominations require state Senate confirmation. Civil Beat.

Cannabis dispensaries must comply with vape cartridge ingredients law
Hawai‘i health officials said they will “strictly enforce” a law prohibiting medical marijuana dispensaries from selling vape cartridges made with outside ingredients. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

U.S. military is pouring hundreds of millions into tiny Wake Island
Amid mounting tensions in the Pacific, the U.S. government is investing a lot of money on infrastructure at an isolated atoll, Wake Island, best known as the site of a heroic World War II battle. Civil Beat.

HAWAII BUSINESS
Laughter Therapy
“It’s important to understand that one doesn’t need humor to laugh. We laugh as an exercise, because even faking laughter will signal the body to create endorphins,” says Joyce Marvel-Benoist, owner of The Exclusive Hawaii… read more.
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City officials have received big pay raises in past year
Civil Beat fills out its salary database with thousands of City and County of Honolulu workers, including those caught up in a federal probe. Civil Beat.

City considering next step after decision to close Waimānalo landfill in 2028
The state Land Use Commission last week gave the City and County of Honolulu until March 2, 2028 to close Waimānalo Gulch Landfill when the panel approved a special use permit allowing the solid waste facility to operate for now. Hawaii Public Radio.

Feds to oversee valuation of DHHL land where city built rail hub
The federal government is stepping in to make sure Native Hawaiian beneficiaries get their fair share after the city built rail’s operations hub on about 50 acres of DHHL land that the city does not yet have title to. KHON2.

Smart devices offered to help HECO manage EV charging
Hawaiian Electric Co. is partnering with Elemental Excelerator and Enel X to study how electric vehicle charging during different times of the day affect the power grid. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Defense lawyer levels more accusations against deputy prosecutor
Defense lawyer Myles Breiner says the deputy prosecutor who admitted shoving him tried to have a relationship with a woman who was the complaining witness in two domestic violence cases he was prosecuting, drafted legal documents for her civil case while he was still working as a Maui deputy prosecutor, went to her home in the middle of the night while drunk and assaulted her adult son. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

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