Hawaii gets a “B” for coastal protection in national report.
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Accessed on 16 November 2021, 0450 UTC.
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Hawaii was among 11 states that earned an “A” or “B,” while the remaining 67% of states received “C,” “D” or “F” grades. Read more
The parking area on the mauka side of the highway is now closed pending completion of safety measures designed to deal with the constant influx of cars carrying sightseers who dart across the roadway. Read more
Fewer visitors to Oahu in 2020 did not cause significant drop in electricity, water and sewer consumption
Eugene Tian, of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, said he was surprised to find that “the impact of tourism on Oahu’s natural resource (sensitivity) is minimal.” Read more
The Hawaii State Public Library System wants to hire more security guards and install security cameras to help safeguard at least 11 branches identified as having endured the worst of the incidents. Read more
Closure is scheduled to begin today and run through Nov. 20 on the Shark’s Cove side of Pupukea Beach Park. Read more
Buildings that opt to install sprinklers currently have until spring 2030 to complete the projects but may apply for an extension to 2033.c Read more
Prior to arriving at Pearl Harbor the ship will sail past Hilo, Kahului Bay and Nawiliwili Bay as it transits to Oahu, allowing residents to get a glimpse. Read more
Each week, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health’s Vital Statistics System. Read more
Growing up on his family’s farm in Manoa Valley, Lawrence Acopan said he learned a lot about life and nature. His father, Elpidio Acopan, is known as the first independent Filipino farmer in the neighborhood, leasing more than 25 acres to grow ti plants, gardenias, banana and other crops. Read more
The Maui location is the once-formidable retailer’s last full-line department store in Hawaii. Today’s closure at the end of business will complete a gradual withdrawal from the islands that began after Sears’ 2018 bankruptcy. Read more
Hawaii’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been thrown another curveball, with several studies, including one involving U.S. veterans, showing a decline in vaccine efficacy over a six-month period. Read more
All of this is bundled as a state-driven project called the First Responder Technology Campus, which germinated from an idea state lawmakers advanced several years ago and now stands to cost hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars. Read more
Question: Now that children can be vaccinated, do they make their own Safe Travels account? Read more
The new mystery novel by Chip Hughes, “Barking Sands,” features a character loosely based on our mutual friend, the late jazz pianist Les Peetz. Read more
More Hawaii Marines are on the move as the Corps continues a wholesale reorganization to focus on becoming a fast-moving, island- hopping, missile-firing force capable of striking enemy ships at sea to aid the Navy in a possible conflict with China. Read more
A Denver-based company is taking over the partially developed Kukui‘ula luxury resort housing subdivision on Kauai from a partnership led by local firm Alexander & Baldwin Inc. Read more
A new analysis of COVID-19 breakthrough infections in Hawaii has found that the vaccines have so far proven highly effective at preventing fully vaccinated individuals from being hospitalized or dying. Read more
The documents say that during a Nov. 5 interview with a Honolulu Police Department detective, Isabella’s sister said Lehua Kalua, 43, and her husband, Isaac K. Kalua III, 52, had asked her to keep a secret about what happened to Isabella. Read more
Local nutritional supplement maker Cyanotech Corp. dramatically boosted its most recent quarterly profit by increasing sales and decreasing expenses. Read more
Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel has hired Tanya David as a real estate/business associate attorney. David previously clerked for Judge Garret Wong of the San Francisco Superior Court. Read more