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11.4.22
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UH study: Expect to see more rainbows due to climate change
The study predicts that by 2100, the world will experience about 5% more days with rainbows than at the beginning of the 21st century. That’s because a warmer atmosphere, caused by human activities like burning fossil fuels, are changing patterns and amounts of rainfall and cloud cover. Maui Now. Kauai Now. Hawaii News Now. KHON2.

Interior Department seeking input on new Hawaiian consultation process
The U.S. Department of the Interior plans to hold two meetings — one next week and another in December. It’s part of the federal government’s plan to require formal consultation with Native Hawaiian communities on issues that impact them. Hawai‘i Public Radio.

Why parents want ‘more of a voice’ in Hawai‘i’s education system
Stakeholders are cautiously hopeful that the state’s new plan for public education will reflect their feedback this time around. Civil Beat.

Department of Education braces for increased electricity bills
In the past, Hawaiʻi’s public schools have gone before legislators asking for help to pay the power bills. It’s likely schools will ask for an emergency appropriation due to surging electricity rates. Hawai‘i Public Radio.

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Hawaiian Historical Society Has Preserved the Islands’ Past for 130 Years
Located at the Mission Houses, the collection includes 12,000 books and pamphlets as well as manuscripts, photographs and art. The Hawaiian Historical Society, founded in 1892, is one of the Islands’ oldest nonprofits and an early benefactor was Queen Lili‘uokalani….. read more.
OʻAHU
Honolulu City Council approves bill to streamline building permitting process
The measure replaces a notary requirement with an online form that property owners can submit to affirm they have no pending fines or penalties with the city. Hawai‘i Public Radio.

Honolulu Police Department body-worn camera violations rise
There were 95 violations of the Honolulu Police Department’s policies on use of body-worn cameras this year through September, nearly doubling the 58 total reported in 2021. Star-Advertiser. KHON2.

Meth remains O‘ahu’s top overdose killer
Overall, during the two-year period spanning 2020-21, there were 131 overdose deaths, 107 of which were attributable, at least in part, to methamphetamine. Opiates contributed to another 37 deaths. Star-Advertiser.

Katherine Kealoha claims to have told prosecutors who stole her infamous mailbox

In her latest letter to the court, she wrote that sometime between November 2019 and January 2020, she had a meeting with federal agents and special prosecutor Assistant United States Attorney Michael Wheat. She said she provided the first and last name “as well as the street address of the individual she believes to be the mailbox thief.” Hawaii News Now.

Hundreds of Aloha Stadium artifacts sold at auction
A state agency unloaded over 500 items from Aloha Stadium including seat backs and pieces of artificial turf at an auction that ended Wednesday evening ahead of a still-uncertain plan to replace the 47-year-old facility in Halawa. Star-Advertiser.

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St. Andrew’s Priory Merit Scholarship Application Open

The application for the St. Andrew’s Priory Merit Scholarship is now open for the 2023-24 school year. Embracing the value of a purposeful life, students are encouraged to recognize their individuality with emotional awareness and intelligence….. read more.

HAWAIʻI ISLAND
Astronomers discover closest black hole to Earth using Maunakea telescope
A team of astronomers using the Gemini North Telescope on Maunakea detected a black hole only 1,600 light-years from Earth, about one-third of the distance away from the previous known closest black hole. Tribune-Herald.

County Council and housing office divided on how to use $9 million for homeless problem
The county’s housing office says the way to deal with the problem is housing. The County Council says housing is only part of the solution. Big Island Now.

Council panel agrees with exemptions for 229-unit affordable housing project
Resolution 599 exempts the proposed Ho‘omalu at Waikoloa affordable housing project from the zoning density cap of 142 units to allow construction of 229 units. It also exempts project developer Stanford Carr Development LLC from fees for plan review and building permits. West Hawaii Today.

Council OKs zoning applications for Honoka‘a housing development
Lehua Villages is a pair of planned subdivisions in Honoka‘a which together would offer 40 new lots for single-family housing, half of which would be available at the county’s affordable housing rates. Tribune-Herald.

Husband sues pit bull owners for wrongful death after wife dies from dog attack
The lawsuit also seeks damages from the landlord of the property from where the animals had evidently escaped. Civil Beat.

A Big Island business group is putting on a drag show despite the handful of haters
A flurry of emails from people expressing concern about a drag show this weekend on the Big Island will not succeed in canceling the event, organizers said. Civil Beat.

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MAUI COUNTY
Maui looks to crack down on companies selling shares of second homes
A County Council measure would expand the definition of timeshare to include stays of up to 180 days to try to limit multiple owners from buying into vacation homes. Civil Beat.

Maui proposes major improvements to Lahaina’s Front Street
Decades of exposure to salt air and crashing waves have taken their toll on two seawalls and scenic walkways in Lahaina town that have served as a backdrop for countless photos. Star-Advertiser.

9.5-acres at ʻŌpelu Point in Kīpahulu, Maui is now protected in perpetuity
Mayor Michael Victorino and the Office of Climate Change, Resiliency, and Sustainability awarded a grant of $2.5 million from the Open Space, Natural Resources, Cultural Resources, and Scenic Views Preservation Fund to Kīpahulu ʻOhana for the acquisition of ‘Ōpelu Point. Maui Now.

Former Maui police officer sentenced to 10 years for attempted child enticement
Brandon Charles Saffeels, 38, was sentenced today to 10 years in prison and a 15-year term of supervised release following that prison term for attempted child enticement. The sentencing comes a year after he was ordered to serve two and a half years for offering to sabotage a Kahului woman’s drunk driving case in exchange for sex. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now. KHON2.

Union PAC shifts attention to Maui races amid contentious debate over development
“Be Change Now,” a PAC controlled by the Carpenters Union, is dominating spending in key council races in a county where slow-growth and development interests often clash. Hawaii News Now.

Incumbent council member Sugimura, challenger Hocker face off once more

After going unchallenged in the 2020 election, incumbent Council Member Yuki Lei Sugimura is defending her Upcountry Maui seat against progressive-endorsed candidate Jordan Hocker. Maui News.

KAUAʻI
Shifting Garbage Patch means less marine debris on Kaua‘i
As the location of the garbage patch shifts amid changing ocean currents, the amount of debris washing up on island has fallen dramatically. Garden Island.

Construction of Kapa‘a roundabout continues; more lane closures scheduled
Construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Mailihuna Road, Hau‘a‘ala Road and Kawaihau Road in Kapa‘a continues and additional lane closures are planned next week to accommodate the work. Kauai Now.

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