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Hawaii State News 08/21/2019


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08.21.2019
TOP STORIES
Drone captures hidden homeless camps that dot O‘ahu’s south shore
Walking along Diamond Head Road, homeless camps might not seem like much of a problem, but 42 separate sites were photographed around the monument and Kuilei Cliff Beach Park in May. Hawaii News Now  KHON2

Native Hawaiian homestead case to be heard by Hawaii Supreme Court
Sixty years to the day after Hawai‘i became a state, attorneys for about 2,700 Native Hawaiians will appear before the court to argue that the government has failed in its duty to award lots to Hawaiians.Star-Advertiser

Hawai‘i Senate staffer Richard Rapoza dead at 60
Rapoza had been working as the communications director for the state Senate. A celebration of his life will be held in late September or early October. Civil Beat

HAWAII BUSINESS
Help for Parents and Children
Parents and Children Together is one of 10 nonprofits that recently received grants from Aloha United Way to help ALICE families – households that are Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained and Employed… read more.
OʻAHU
Caldwell considering possible run for governor
While Caldwell has not publicly announced his intentions, he has scheduled a campaign fundraiser Oct. 1 at the Waialae Country Club. Civil Beat

Decision on controversial Ala Wai flood plan delayed
Facing opposition from scores of residents, the Honolulu City Council delayed any decision on the controversial $345 million Ala Wai flood mitigation project. Star-Advertiser

How one Honolulu neighborhood is trying to keep from sliding away. 
Month after month, the Palolo Neighborhood Board hears from community members whose homes are literally slipping down the hillside. A new committee hopes to help residents get quicker action from city officials.Civil Beat

Officers called into Nanakuli-Maili neighborhood meeting 

A lot of people had questions about the PVT Integrated Solid Waste Management environmental impact statement, but only a few of those comments were heard because people clashed with board members over how they were being allowed to testify. KITV

Complaints of unsafe, unhealthy housing conditions plague Hickam
In a recent survey of military families, the housing programs at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam run by for-profit landlords were among the most widely criticized in the nation. Civil Beat

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Today’s Hawaii News P.M. 08/16/2019


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Today’s Hawaii News P.M. 08/15/2019


Here are today’s top Hawaii News stories from Hawaii News Digest.

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TOP STORY

Hanabusa takes first steps in run for Honolulu mayor

The former U.S. congresswoman would be a marquee name in a potentially large field of candidates. She recently filed an organizational report with the Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission and listed Honolulu City Councilwoman Ann Kobayashi as the campaign’s chair.

Civil Beat

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LOCAL NEWS

BOE expected to adopt changes to student misconduct rules

The rules are being updated to address federal civil rights concerns about Hawai‘i state policies on bullying and harassment. Once approved, the amendments will get a final sign-off by the state attorney general and go before Gov. Ige for review and consideration.

Hawaii Tribune Herald

Mauna Kea management approves stargazing areas

The action item establishes commercial tour stargazing areas in the mid-level area of the mountain and includes installing “signs, gates, traffic barriers, and portable toilets to manage impacts from activities”. Managers also plan to “restore lands using native vegetation in areas previously impacted by approved uses”.

Big Island Video News

BOSS Survey, August 2019

BOSS Survey Results: Trump and Tax Reform

Respondents in both polls were asked how they felt about President Donald Trump’s impact on the local economy. Here’s what Hawaiʻi thinks …more.

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FACT, FIGURE OR PHRASE

“You just don’t keep pouring money at the problem. You have to make sure your money is doing something.”

– Health & Wellness CHANGE report: Dr. M. Stanton Michels, state Department of Health’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division

Movers & Makers

Cody Winchester
G70

Esther H. Park
List Sotheby’s International Realty

Glenn M. Takase
Coldwell Banker Day-Lum Properties

Gregory Harbottle
Gregory Harbottle Inc.

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L&L Hawai‘i appoints Elisia Flores as new vice-chair and CEO

As CEO, Elisia Flores will oversee the strategic direction of the L&L franchise, which has nearly 200 locations throughout the U.S. and Japan, including 14 states, ranging from Alaska to North Carolina. Elisia succeeds her father, Eddie Flores Jr., who will continue to co-chair the company with Johnson Kam.

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CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT

Made in Hawaii Festival

The 3-day showcase of “Made in Hawaii” products starts tomorrow at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall from 10am-9pm. The festival will feature nearly 400 food, art, fashion, books, gifts, plants and crafts exhibitors from around the 50th State.

Made in Hawaii Festival

HAWAII BUSINESS MAGAZINE

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Movers & Makers will cultivate and deepen relationships between the business community, thought-leaders, industry disruptors and young professionals looking to start their careers here in Hawai‘i! This new directory-style platform is made for working professionals in Hawai‘i to promote their latest professional advancements and achievements.

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Windward Oʻahu, North of Laiʻe at sunset

Windward Oʻahu, North of Laiʻe at sunset

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4.5 magnitude earthquake rumbles through East Hawaii


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4.5 magnitude earthquake hits Big Island

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory received over 280 felt reports from across Maui and Hawai‘i Island this morning. The earthquake was centered near the coast of Papa‘ioku but there is no tsunami threat.

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LOCAL NEWS

Two Maui brushfires 100 percent contained

Firefighters are still working to extinguish a third fire in Kihei that scorched hundreds of acres overnight. The Maui emergency management system has been activated, but the fire is not an immediate threat to homes in the area.

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Tourists scramble as O‘ahu vacation rentals disappear under new law

Honolulu officials, rental operators, neighbors and lobbyists have been following the short-term vacation rental saga for years. But for tourists planning their weddings, anniversaries and vacations in the Aloha state, cancellations are coming as an unpleasant surprise.

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“We can have affordable rentals. We can build in different ways to help folks create equity through savings accounts. Models exist, but we just don’t apply them.”

– Corbett Kalama Exec. VP, COO Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation – Hawai‘i office

Movers & Makers

Alesia Barnes
Barnes Hawaii – Elite Pacific Properties

Annie Mendoza
Elite Pacific Properties

Blake W. Scott
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hawaii Realty

Brett Aka
Better Homes & Gardens Advantage Realty

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CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT

Ocean friendly pau hana with Surfrider Oahu

Head over to Herringbone Waikiki from 5:30 to 7:30pm this Wednesday to experience an ocean to table experience with al fresco dining. The event is intended to support Ocean Friendly Rreaurants that are reducing their single-use plastics impact.

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TODAY’S HAWAIʻI VIEWS

The mountains above Nuʻuanu Resevoir

The mountains above Nuʻuanu Resevoir

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Today’s Hawaii News 08/12/2019


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TOP STORIES
More Hawai‘i students are leaving the state for college.
This information comes as recent U.S. census data highlighted Hawai‘i as one of only nine states experience a decrease in population in 2018, causing some to worry that Hawai‘i is in the midst of a “brain drain”. Civil Beat.

Hawai‘i bankruptcies reach highest level in 5 years
The 142 filings last month were 37.9% higher than 103 in the year-ago period, according to recent data from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of Hawaii. Star-Advertiser.

Mana Up Cohort 4 announced
From designer eyewear to body odor combatting pills, the cohort offers authentic Hawai‘i goods and is focused on developing the businesses for expansion. The ten companies are spread across O‘ahu, Maui and Hawai‘i Island. Hawaii Business Magazine

Agency sets high price for inmate release records
Hawai‘i’s Department of Public Safety said it would cost more than $1 million for it to release data related to its long-standing problem with keeping inmates locked up beyond their scheduled release dates. Star-Advertiser.

Coast Guard ramps up in Hawai‘i with 2 new ships
The Coast Guard in Honolulu is getting a second new $670 million national security cutter, a third new fast-response cutter and is taking part in a new operating concept that is part of a “doubling down” of capability in Oceania between Hawai‘i and Australia. Star-Advertiser.

HAWAII BUSINESS
Ray Tsuchiyama Covers The Value of Financial Audits for Fast-Growth Firms
Before launching a growth strategy, a smart CEO launches a financial audit, which is not listing QuickBooks accounting errors. Rather, it consists of 20 to 25 questions and is completed by the CEO, CFO and all senior managers… read more
OʻAHU
Car sharing expanding on O‘ahu
The city plans to start dedicating the first of 80 on-street and another 80 municipal parking lot spots next year for an infant carshare industry that’s gaining traction in Honolulu. Star-Advertiser.

Work would desecrate Waimanalo site, foes say
Activists opposed to the construction of a new playground and sports field at Waimanalo Bay Beach Park are now tying their struggle to the protests against the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea. Star-Advertiser.

Protest at ‘Turtle Beach’ underscores tensions between residents, tour buses
A group of residents from O‘ahu’s North Shore held homemade signs along Kamehameha Highway at Laniakea Beach, saying that heavy traffic and unsafe conditions there must come to an end. Hawaii News Now KHON2 KITV

‘Safe house’ to become affordable housing for abused
The keys to Honolulu Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro’s controversial “safe house” in Makiki will soon be turned over to the city Department of Community Services, ending a rocky three-year existence for a facility that became a lightning rod of controversy from the time it opened. Star-Advertiser. 

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TMT Debate goes digital


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Hurricane Erick to pass below South Point today


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08.01.2019
TOP STORIES
Hurricane Erick impacts expected today, Flossie coming next
Erick continues to lose strength as it churns southeast of the Big Island, but forecasters are warning it could bring heavy rains and high surf to the islands starting Thursday. At 5 a.m. Hawaii News Now. KITV. KHON2.
At 5 a.m., the National Hurricane Center said Flossie was located 1,515 miles west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California ― or 1,580 miles east of Hilo. Hawaii News Now.KITV.

On debate stage, Gabbard skewers Harris over her criminal justice record
Hawaiʻi Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard engaged in a heated exchange with fellow presidential contender U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris on the debate stage Wednesday, claiming that Harris should apologize to the people she impacted with her criminal justice policies. Hawaii News Now. Civil Beat.

More federal dollars are flowing to Hawai‘i’s rural clinics
In just three years, nine more health clinics acquired Rural Health Clinic status from the federal government, allowing them to get higher reimbursement for Medicaid and Medicare patients. Civil Beat.

Feds say Hawai‘i is still falling short in meeting special education needs
The Hawai‘i Department of Education, for the fifth year in a row, has fallen short of meeting requirements of a federal law governing special education services for school-aged children with disabilities. The DOE needs assistance implementing Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act based on its annual performance report. Civil Beat. 

Scientists report equipment near failure as a result of TMT protest
The telescopes on Mauna Kea are billion-dollar instruments that require daily maintenance to stay in good working order. As access restrictions continue for a third week, many are developing serious problems. For nearly two weeks, no technician has had access to the summit to perform daily maintenance tasks. Hawai‘i Public Radio.

Jason Momoa visits Mauna Kea
Hawai‘i actor Jason Momoa rallied TMT protestors at the base of Mauna Kea on Wednesday, becoming the latest celebrity to do so. Hawaii News Now. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Video News.

HAWAII BUSINESS
Hawaii’s Top 250 Companies 2019
Welcome to the Hawaii Business Top 250, which has highlighted the state’s biggest companies for 36 years now. Our ranking tool is gross sales, a key indicator of market dominance and influence… read more
OʻAHU
Vacation rental crackdown commences
O‘ahu’s more restrictive short-term rental rules, which take affect today, have come to the attention of investors and economists who warn the county is in danger of not having enough lodging for visitor arrivals to continue to grow. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
As Honolulu officials prepare to start “digital stings” onAug. 1 to curb illegal short-term vacation rentals, they’re also working to improve their search for potential violators. Hawaii News Now.
Owners of one Waikīkī condo complex are preparing to aska state judge to stop the city from enforcing the new vacation rental law against them. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Showdown looms with Howard Hughes over parcels on rail route
Negotiations to compensate the Kakaʻako landowner for properties critical to the project have broken down, with the parties as much as $100 million apart. Civil Beat.

Dozens of abandoned cars will be towed from Honolulu airport lots
The state says 60 cars that were abandoned at Honolulu’s airport will be removed over the next several weeks. Hawaii News NowKHON2.

Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death found on Oʻahu
Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death, the fungal disease that has killed millions of ʻōhiʻa trees across Hawai‘i, has been detected for the first time on Oʻahu. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now. 

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