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Governor David Ige orders legal safeguards for out-of-state residents seeking abortions.

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10.12.22
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Gov. David Ige orders legal safeguards for out-of-state residents seeking abortions
Hawai‘i joins 15 other states in protecting women and medical providers from possible retaliation by states clamping down on the procedure following the overturn of Roe v. Wade. Civil Beat. Star-Advertiser. Tribune-Herald. West Hawaii Today. Big Island Video News. Hawaii News Now.

Hawai‘i’s gubernatorial candidates offer a new style of communication
Outgoing Gov. David Ige sometimes stumbled with his messaging, leading to criticism over his handling of the pandemic and the Legislature. Both candidates promised to be more direct and more collaborative. Civil Beat.

Former U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard officially no longer a Democrat
Gabbard burned her final bridge with Democrats in Hawai‘i and around the country by announcing she was leaving the party and asking other Democrats to join her. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Big Island Video News. KHON2. KITV4.

Pro-Russia hackers target Hawai‘i airport websites, state officials say
State officials said the attack in Hawai‘i was focused on systems hosting the landing page for 15 Hawai‘i airport websites. The Russia-based hacker group Killnet claimed responsibility for a number of cyberattacks on U.S. airport websites Monday. Star-Advertiser. Big Island Video News. Maui Now. KHON2.

State receives over $305M to improve transportation infrastructure
The funds will go towards rebuilding roads, bridges and tunnels, tackling carbon emission reduction, as well as other safety improvements. Hawaii News Now.

Hawai‘i DOT testing asphalt mixes designed to improve pavement, environment
The department began paving an Ewa Beach road Tuesday with a mix of plastic and asphalt in a test that, if successful, could lead to more sustainable roadways and less trash in the islands. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now. KHON2. KITV4.

UH Mānoa researchers call for deeper look into the harmful effects of sunscreen
They said coral reefs around the world are threatened by five stressors including sea surface temperature, ocean acidification, tropical storms, land use and human population. Hawaii News Now.

5 women developers share advice about making it in a male-dominated field.
HAWAII BUSINESS MAGAZINE
How to Succeed in Real Estate Development When You’re Not a Man
The five women profiled in this feature each took different paths to becoming real estate developers and share advice about making it in a male-dominated field… read more.
OʻAHU
Voting explainer: Honolulu charter amendment ballot questions
Oʻahu voters will consider four charter amendment proposals about how city money and revenues are spent, as well as how to position the city for better decision-making in the future. Hawai‘i Public Radio.

Hawai‘i officers cite 2 divers for night fishing in Waikīkī Fisheries Management Area
Upon inspection, officials found the two divers had a total of 32 illegally taken fin fish, including three undersized Kala. In addition to prohibited night diving, they were cited for taking and possessing undersized Kala, and diving without a required diver flag. Star-Advertiser.

Aiona and Green differ on 2 major unfinished projects: Aloha Stadium and Honolulu rail
Gov. David Ige has thrown the stadium redevelopment a curve by turning against the idea of having a partnership with private developers of an adjoining entertainment district. But the men out to replace him have other ideas. Hawaii News Now.

Public opening nears for Ewa Beach lagoon, surfing wave pool
A 52-acre recreational lagoon and shoreside commercial development featuring a surfing wave pool and restaurants in Ewa Beach is slated to open for initial public use early next year. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now.

3 Hawaiian Electric workers suffer burns while working on underground power line
A company spokesperson said three employees were working on an underground power line near the intersection at about 8:30 a.m. when there was an arc flash, which happens when electricity jumps from one conductor to another. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now. KHON2.

The Miske files: accused murderer, crime boss and … used car dealer?
Alleged kingpin Michael Miske owned a business that bought used cars at auction, providing income, a way to launder drug money and rewards for criminal associates, prosecutors say. Civil Beat.

Honolulu to expand free Covid testing to all Hawai‘i residents at airport lab
The City’s Mobile Lab is also revising its hours, starting this Saturday, to 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, except Sundays and Thursdays. It is located at the Diamond Head Tour Group Area, just past baggage claim 31. Star-Advertiser.

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HAWAIʻI ISLAND
EIS for aquarium fish collecting approved
The agency charged with protecting the state’s natural resources has approved an environmental impact statement allowing the harvesting of tropical fish for the aquarium industry despite ongoing litigation over the issue. West Hawaii Today. Big Island Video News.

Beach parks to close for archeological preservation, ADA work
La‘aloa Beach Park and Magic Sands Beach Park will close starting Oct. 31 for up to eight months for an array of improvements. West Hawaii Today.

Work on Waikōloa intersection safety improvements begins Oct. 17
Motorists can expect delays, one lane traffic, and flaggers will be directing traffic, officials say. Work is set to take place from October to December 2022. Big Island Video News. Big Island Now.

East Hawai‘i lacked rain in September
The last month of the dry season was emphatically so for the windward Big Island, and the National Weather Service’s only official rain gauge to measure rainfall in double-digits in September was in Kona’s coffee belt, which experiences its rainy season in the summer. Tribune-Herald.

There are currently few mortgage delinquencies in Hawai‘i and several factors suggest that trend will continue. | Photo: Getty Images
HAWAII BUSINESS MAGAZINE
Fewer Mortgage Delinquencies Now than a Year Ago

Lenders have been stricter on loans since the Great Recession, which would likely limit the number of delinquencies in any new recession, one local expert says. “We look at today’s marketplace for mortgages, the numbers are more conservative..read more.
MAUI COUNTY
Maui voters to decide on a measure to boost access to government records
One of the ballot measures asks if the County Charter should be changed to make it so county employees must try to help citizens find the best way to ask for government records and keep any fees for producing those documents as low as possible. Civil Beat.

Long-debated bill to protect birds from lighting passes
Surviving a late request to be sent back to a Maui County Council committee for a second time, an outdoor lighting bill that was hotly debated for months passed second and final reading on Monday. Maui News.

Input sought for management of Kamehamenui Forest Reserve on Maui
The Trust for Public Land conveyed 3,433 acres in upland Kula  to the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife in 2020. The department is inviting the public to attend a public scoping meeting to gather input and ideas, and address any questions or concerns. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now.

Maui council approves resolution to acquire 45 acres of A&B lands for parks, open space
Mayor Victorino said the Council’s approval enables the establishment of a North Shore Preservation Zone to include Baldwin Beach Park, Baby Beach (Wawaʻu Point), and 4 acres of shoreline between Mama’s Fish House and Hoʻokipa. Maui Now.

Water system planned for future Waikapu homestead community
The proposed water storage tank would interconnect with the county’s existing Kehalani Mid-Level Distribution System and eventually, 161 residential lots within the planned DHHL Pu’unani Homestead Subdivision. Maui News.

KAUAʻI
Coco Palms ownership open to sale
The group most likely to step up to the plate to make an offer is I Ola Wailuanui, which has made efforts in the past to raise capital in order to purchase the land. Garden Island.
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