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Accessed on 15 October 2019, 1450 UTC, Post 19680.



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Opponents of wind-energy project stall equipment delivery

Protesters gathered Monday night on a road in Kahuku to block an Oahu wind farm developer from delivering heavy equipment to begin construction in a scene reminiscent of the months-long telescope protests on the Big Island.
Kapu aloha protest strategy spreads, causing alarm

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 from one community to the next.
Cannabis dispensaries must comply with vape cartridge ingredients law

Hawaii health officials said they will “strictly enforce” a law prohibiting medical marijuana dispensaries from selling vape cartridges made with outside ingredients.
Gabbard’s stances on Syria could be fodder in presidential debate

Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard could face tough questions about her views on Syria during today’s presidential debate in light of President Donald Trump’s decision last week to pull troops out of northern Syria and abandon America’s longtime Kurdish allies to an attack by Turkish forces.
University of Hawaii enrollment dips 2% systemwide

Total enrollment at the 10-campus University of Hawaii system dipped by 2% this semester compared with last fall, with only Windward Community College notching an increase in its student body.
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.
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.
Column: Setting up a water barrel could help if disaster hits

Continuing with our apocalyptic or “prepper” series, we’re going to consider water catchment in rain barrels for the home. Not only is this useful for watering indoor and outdoor plants, but could be a reserve if a natural disaster knocks out the grid. (The Board of Water Supply can’t deliver water to your home if the power’s down.)
State solar permits issued jumped in September

The number of photovoltaic permits issued in Honolulu County more than doubled in September, according to data compiled by Marco Mangelsdorf, who tracks rooftop solar permits and is president of Hilo-based Pro Vision Solar.
On the Move: Matsumoto, Sugita, Caberto and Delos Santos

>> Architectural and engineering firm Bowers + Kubota (B+K) has hired Warren Matsumoto as a project inspector and Todd Sugita as a project coordinator.

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WCCC furlough inmate fails to return to furlough home

The Hawaii Department of Public Safety is asking for the public’s help in locating a Women’s Community Correctional Center extended furlough inmate who failed to return to her furlough home this morning in Makiki.
Washington man dies after wife helps pull him from the ocean off Kauai

A 49-year-old Washington state man died Sunday after being found unconscious while snorkeling off Waiohai Beach in Poipu, Kauai police said.
No injuries as overturned car ends up in Kalihi yard

An overturned vehicle ended up in the front yard of a home in Kalihi Monday morning, according to the Honolulu Fire Department.
Stan Sheriff 25th anniversary: Shoji got carried away after becoming NCAA wins king in 2013

A crowd of 6,053 was at the Stan Sheriff Center on Sept. 6, 2013. They were there for a University of Hawaii volleyball match, yes. But also for a coronation.
Upon further review: University of Hawaii football team seeks interpretation on few calls vs. Boise State

In the aftermath of Saturday’s 59-37 football loss to Boise State, Hawaii officials submitted 11 plays to the Mountain West Conference for further review and interpretation.
University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine volleyball team falls in poll, climbs in RPI

Dropping a road match at Cal Poly last Friday led to Hawaii’s drop in the national women’s volleyball rankings on Monday.
Reedy named PacWest Player of the Week

Chaminade’s Rachel Reedy was named the Pacific West Conference Volleyball Player of the Week on Monday.
Behind a defensive duo, the Roosevelt Rough Riders have galloped their way to the OIA Division II playoffs

When Aalona Monteilh was born, a song was playing in the delivery room: “Don’t Know Much” by Aaron Neville and Linda Ronstadt.
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