Welcome to the Hawaii State News update from Hawaii News Digest.
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Accessed on 11 November 2019, 1445 UTC, Post 19814.
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The 1st Battalion, 487th Field Artillery soldiers have a mission known as “counter-rocket, artillery, mortar,” or C-RAM for short, using a weapon system that shoots down incoming enemy rockets with a rapid-fire pulse of 20-mm rounds. Read more
Even as ocean temperatures begin cooling, corals are still reacting to the warmer temperatures over summer, and coral bleaching continues. Read more
Scores of people attended a rally Sunday at Kualoa Regional Park in support of opposition to the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea and other “malama aina” issues in the islands. Read more
Hotel demand is dropping on every major Hawaiian island but Maui, where growth is fueling a development cycle that could add about 10 or more new hotels and timeshares to the market. Read more
New research using the Keck Observatory atop Mauna Kea shows that galaxies in some instances generate serious exhaust as they speed through space. Read more
The idea is to catch the students before they are already considering other career paths and postsecondary educational programs. Read more
Gladys Burrill, the world record holder for the oldest woman to compete a marathon and a beloved supporter of the Honolulu Marathon, has died. She was 100. Read more
The 41-year-old babysitter charged with manslaughter in the antihistamine overdose death of a 7-month-old Aliamanu girl has been released from custody. Read more
Question: Why did the TSA put jams and jellies on the no-fly list? I think they had some for sale in the Hilo airport in small bottles, but I had bought a big bottle at the Hilo Farmers Market. Read more
The long debate over the future of the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium may finally be over. Read more
Nearly two-thirds of Honolulu massage parlors reviewed by customers on a popular website within the past year were not registered to do business in Hawaii. Read more
Hwa Young Chung claims she lost $1.5 million in the effort to establish Ohana Best Farms. Read more
Virtually every one of Hawaii’s 130 state-regulated dams are considered high hazard, meaning they could cause death if they were to fail. Read more
OHA Chairwoman Colette Machado and trustee Brendon Kalei‘aina Lee said an investigative committee’s findings “should in no way be considered a victory for Trustee Akina.” Read more
Native Hawaiians have fewer years of healthy life expectancy at 62.2 compared with Chinese who had the most years of good health at 75.9. Read more
After long frustration in solving Oahu’s pervasive homelessness, there are welcome signs progress is being made. Read more
This federal grant wasn’t about safety; it’s about economic development, and the economy in that area is already pretty darn developed. Read more
Created at opposite ends of the earth, the shows promise to look and feel as different as can be, even so. Read more
Veterans, active military and first responders might get “KISSed” on Veterans Day with free food at Rock & Brews in Paia. Read more
Jennifer Nguyen, chef/owner of A Saigon Cafe in Wailuku, credits her mother for much of her success. Read more
The University of Hawaii Maui College dived into the world of gaming with two dozen students vying for spots on the school’s first-ever e-sports team. Read more