Hawaii State News Headlines 10/18/2019

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Three dozen protest bombing at Pohakuloa Training Area

MAUNA KEA >> About three dozen activists gathered at the main gate of the Pohakuloa Training Area on Wednesday to protest continued bombing and shelling on the sprawling U.S. Army base, which regularly hosts life-fire training exercises for Hawaii-based soldiers and Marines.
Drift racer gets 1-year term for seriously injuring bicyclist on Tantalus Drive

A 21-year-old man who was drift racing when he crashed into a bicyclist on Tantalus Drive is going to jail for one year.


Scoreboard, Oct. 18

TODAY BOWLING >> ILH girls: 4:30 p.m. at Hickam Bowling Center. FOOTBALL >> OIA-ILH Open Division playoffs, semifinal: Farrington at Mililani, 7:30 p.m. >> OIA Division I playoffs, semifinals: Kailua at Moanalua, 7:30 p.m.; Waipahu Read More
Drift racer who crashed into triathlete gets 1 year in prison

A 21-year-old man who crashed into and caused serious injury to a bicyclist while drift racing on Tantalus Drive is going to jail for a year.
Above-average rainfall and temperatures coming this winter

Better keep your umbrella handy. Maybe not so much your winter coat.
Navy eyes new 2045 deadline for Red Hill tank improvements

Navy officials said Thursday that they’re committed to finding a way to install a secondary containment system around their massive, underground fuel tanks at Red Hill where 27,000 gallons of fuel leaked in 2014 — and if they can’t, they will remove the fuel around the year 2045.
University of Hawaii regents call for civility and nonviolence in TMT debate

The University of Hawaii Board of Regents is calling for nonviolence and de- escalation of tension in the university community in connection with the conflict over Mauna Kea.
Lawmakers to revisit statewide ban of flavored e-cigarettes

State lawmakers, grappling with how to stop an unprecedented rise in vaping among Hawaii youth, will consider a statewide ban of flavored electronic cigarettes again next legislative session amid a growing outbreak of lung illnesses nationwide.
Deputy prosecutor charged with harassment for shoving defense lawyer

The Honolulu deputy prosecutor who admits shoving a defense lawyer in the state courthouse has been charged with harassment.
Embattled Russell Yamanoha no longer with HART

A Honolulu rail agency employee who pleaded guilty last month to helping rig a union election in a previous career no longer works for the city.
Lee Cataluna: Is ‘Keeping Up With the Kealohas’ ending?

News broke this week that the long-suffering, recently convicted Louis Kealoha had filed for divorce from his currently incarcerated wife, and it was as if the whole island stopped in the middle of the high school cafeteria, turned to their best friend and said in a tone of shock and disbelief, “Oh my gaaaaa! I thought they was going be 2-gether 4-ever!”
Kokua Line: Juror survey goes online, prompting readers’ questions

Question: I received a letter supposedly from the U.S. District Court that tells me to complete a Federal Juror Qualification Questionnaire online within 10 days. I am nearly 89 years old and nearly disabled. I don’t have a computer. Is this a legitimate inquiry?
Police rule out foul play in death of visitor pulled from the Ala Wai Canal

The Honolulu Police Department said Thursday that it has classified the death of a Minnesota visitor, whose body recently was found in the Ala Wai Canal, as an “unattended death.”
Paralyzed man dies in Kailua house fire

A 59-year-old man was killed Wednesday in a late-night residential fire in Kailua.
Hawaii unemployment rate holds at 2.7%

Hawaii’s unemployment rate remained steady at 2.7% in September, but the labor force shrank to its lowest level in nearly six years.
Servco awards $20K grants to 19 nonprofits

The Servco Foundation has awarded 19 nonprofit organizations $20,000 grants as part of Servco’s $1.5 million Centennial Service Campaign.
Television and radio – Oct. 18, 2019

ON THE AIR Listings are for Spectrum and Hawaiian Telcomˆˆ analog/digital. *—premium station. **—retelecast. ***—delayed. Check your TV guide for latest updates.
No. 4 Kahuku, No. 5 Campbell gear up for a battle in the trenches in the OIA playoffs

The last time Campbell’s defense faced Kahuku’s offense, the Red Raiders were embracing their heritage.
Hawaii trio earns shield duty with Rainbow Warriors’ punting unit

During each Hawaii football practice, the field is cleared for three marvels — agents of shield — to work on their specialty.
Ahmed Ali leaves Hawaii basketball team due to health issue

The Hawaii basketball team’s backcourt suffered a setback with the loss of guard Ahmed Ali.
Ferd Lewis: Losing Ahmed Ali is another early setback for ’Bows

The Big West Conference preseason media poll and all-conference team ballot sits in the inbox posing more questions today where the University of Hawaii basketball team is concerned than it did when it arrived earlier this week.
Hawaii Pacific volleyball team sweeps Dominican

Cameryn Collie had 10 kills as the Hawaii Pacific volleyball team swept Dominican 25-20, 25-17, 25-22 on Thursday at St. Francis Gym.
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