Hawaii News Digest, Thursday, 17 August 2017, Post #15431


Here are some of the stories making headlines in Hawaii for Thursday, 17 August 2017:

Family identifies one soldier missing in helicopter crash as Kentucky woman.

http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/08/16/breaking-news-/family-identifies-one-soldier-missing-in-helicopter-crash-as-kentucky-woman/

On Wednesday, 16 August 2017, the Department of the Army told the family of Abigail Milam that she was a crew member of an army Blackhawk helicopter that went down off Oahu’s Kaena Point.  There were five persons on board the helicopter when it crashed.

Accident closes lane on Queen Kaahumanu Highway.

http://www.westhawaiitoday.com/news-local/accident-closes-lane-queen-kaahumanu-highway

Hawaii County Civil Defense closed a portion of the Queen Kaahumanu Highway Wednesday afternoon, 16 August 2017, due to a traffic accident at mile marker 88 near the West Hawaii Veterans’ Cemetery.

No more Hawaiian Affairs scholarships for mainland colleges.

http://www.westhawaiitoday.com/news/state-wire/no-more-hawaiian-affairs-scholarships-mainland-colleges

Officials from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) say OHA scholarships “will only be going to students at the University of Hawaii system this academic year.” The University of Hawaii won the bidding over the Hawaii Community Foundation, which had been administering the OHA scholarship program. For the coming year, 175 OHA scholarships were given to students on all ten UH campuses.  The scholarships range from $2,000 to $5,000.

North Kona Emergency Water Restrictions update.

http://damontucker.com/2017/08/16/north-kona-emergency-water-restrictions-update/

Emergency water restrictions continue for North Kona residents from Keauhou to Makalei.  According to news blogger Damon Tucker, “Extraction of the Honokohau Deepwell pump and motor is now complete.”  A spare pump and motor “will be connected and reinstallation work will continue through the…weekend.”

Merrie Monarch performers won’t be able to stay at Hawaii County Parks and Recreation facilities.

http://damontucker.com/2017/08/16/merrie-monarch-festival-re-halau-overnight-stay-at-parks-recreation-facilities

Citing Hawaii County fire, safety, security, and building code restrictions, Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim says overnight stays for Merrie Monarch performers at four county facilities will be prohibited.  Mayor Kim says Hawaii County gyms could possibly be used for temporary accommodations if they have fire and alarm systems installed.  Kim said his office will help Merrie Monarch halau find temporary overnight facilities.

For the latest State of Hawaii, Hawaii Island, and local sports news, please check the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.

Here are some more websites that may interest you:

Hawaii Science Digest (https://paper.li/f-1476233615).

Hawaii Intelligence Digest (https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com).

Hawaii Intelligence Daily (https://paper.li/f-1482109921).

Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts

Hawaii News Digest

https://prgnewshawaii.wordpress.com

 

Hawaii News Digest, Wednesday, 16 August 2017, Post #15430.


Here are some of the top stories making headlines in Hawaii for Wednesday, 16 August 2017:

Senator Schatz declares “This is not my President” after Trump’s remarks on Charlottesville riot.

http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/08/15/breaking-news/schatz-declares-this-is-not-my-president-after-trumps-remarks-on-charlottesville

Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz used twitter on Tuesday, 15 August 2017, to condemn President Trump’s reaction to Saturday’s riot and death in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Schatz said, “As a Jew, as an American, as a human, words cannot express my disgust and disappointment…”

Residents settling in at new Big Island homeless camp.

http://staradvertiser.com/2017/08/15/breaking-news/residents-settling-in-at-the-new-hawaii-homeless-camp/

A once uncertain decision to move West Hawaii’s homeless to a central location has turned into a mostly positive experience for both those evicted from The Old Kona Airport Park and the administrators of Hale Kikaha, which is now sheltering 32 homeless residents. Despite some initial problems, Linda Vandervoot, who works with Kona’s homeless, says “This is actually a miracle…this is proof that if we have a dedicated spot for the homeless population, they will utilize it.”

Hamakua man indicted, bail set at $500k for fatal 2016 shooting.

http://hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36144229/hamaku

a-man-indicted-bail-set-at-500k-for-fatal-2016-

murder

Wayne Teves appeared in a Hilo courtroom on Tuesday, 15 August 2017, on second-degree murder and felony firearms charges.  According to Hawaii island police, Teves is accused of shooting and killing 49-year-old Thaine Price in March 2016.  Teves remains in police custody in lieu of $500,000 bail.

Hawaii Island Community News.

http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/community-brief-125

Rising sea levels will be the topic of a community meeting Thursday evening in Hilo.  The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources will discuss the impacts of rising oceans and gather comment regarding preparedness and adaptation. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, in the Aupuni Center Conference Room, 101 Aupuni Street.

A meeting about the North Kohala Agricultural Study is set for 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, 16 August 2017 at the Kohala Village Hub on Hawi Road.  Hawaii Island State Senator Lorraine Inouye will attend the meeting which is open to the public.

The Cabral Family has scheduled a family reunion for 26 August 2017 in Volcano.  The original Cabral Family came from the Azore Islands to work on Hawaii Island sugar plantations.

The Waiakea High School Parent, Teacher, Student Association will host the school’s annual open house, starting at 5 p.m., Thursday, 17 August 2017, in the school cafeteria.  For more information, please call 974-4888, ext 362.

Attempted escape by Big Island inmate prompts brief lockdown at the Hawaii Community Corrections Center (HCCC).

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36144784/attempted-escape-by-big-island-inmate-prompts-brief-lockdown-at-hccc

According to HCCC officials, Keanu Krause, a pre-trial detainee, tried to climb a fence on Tuesday, 15 August 2017, around 9:30 a.m.  Officers were able to pull Krause off the fence and restrain him.  The lockdown lasted approximately one hour.  Krause is awaiting trial for burglary, theft, and motor vehicle violations.

For the latest State of Hawaii, Hawaii Island, and local sports news, please check the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated throughout the day.

Here are a few sites that may interest you:

Hawaii Science Digest (https://paper.li/f-1476233615).

Hawaii Intelligence Digest (https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com).

Hawaii Intelligence Daily (https://paper.li/f-1482109921).

Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

Thanks for joining us today.

Until next time,

Russ Roberts

Hawaii News Digest

https://prgnewshawaii.wordpress.com

Hawaii News Digest, morning edition, Tuesday, 15 August 2017, Post #15429


Here are some of the stories making headlines in Hawaii for Tuesday, 15 August 2017:

Relief on the way as top school officials anticipate restoration of some Maui school bus routes.

http://www.khon2.com/2017/08/14/relief-on-the-way-as-top-school-officials-anticipate-restoration-of-some-bus-routes

According to KHON 2 reporter Gina Mangieri, some Maui school bus routes could be restored by Monday, 21 August 2017.  New DOE Superintendent, Christina Kishimoto, and her assistant, Dann Carlson, say “the end of the school bus crunch is near.”  Eleven certified drivers are still needed to restore full school bus service on Maui.  Carlson says the DOE has recommended staggered bell schedules is some Maui schools where the bus shortage is the greatest.

Another North Kona water pump fails, prompting emergency restrictions.

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36135369/north-kona-customers-face-emergency-water-restrictions-for-at-least-one-week

The loss of the Honokohau Deepwell on Sunday is worsening the water situation for North Kona residents.  The Department of Water Supply has imposed a strict water rationing program for nearly 30,000 customers until the well is repaired.  Since January 2017, four other North Kona wells have been taken off line for broken pumps and motors.  Hawaii Island State Senator Josh Green says “There’s no excuse to have 5 out of 13 wells down…I don’t care what the system is.”  Department of Water Supply Engineer Keith Okamoto says parts will be withdrawn from a Waimea water project to fix the Honokohau Deepwell.  Okamoto says emergency water restrictions could be ended by 20 or 21 August 2017.

Among the tenants at Hawaii Island’s new homeless “safe zone” is the mayor’s new executive assistant.

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36135449/among-the-tenants-at-hawaii-islands-new-homeless-safe-zone-the-mayors-executive-assistant

Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim’s executive assistant has been spending a few nights at Hale Kikaha-the new transitional housing facility for 31 homeless residents evicted from The Old Kona Airport Park. Lance Niimi has been a night time resident to make sure the experiment “gets off to a good start.” Niimi says he’s been assessing the structure and supervision of the “safe zone” and working with those staying at the site.  Despite a few problems, Niimi says most of the homeless residents are learning to get along and support each other.  Hale Kikaha provides tented shelters, showers, toilet facilities, and two meals a day.

Those who wish to help in this experiment should call 935-2694.

Man killed in Big Island crash identified as  25-year-old Ocean View resident.

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36134569/man-killed-in-big-island-crash-identified-as-25-year-old-ocean-view-resident

Hawaii Island police say the man killed in an 8:30 p.m. Sunday pedestrian-vehicle accident has been identified at 25-year-old Nelsin Santos of Ocean View. According to police, Santos was walking within the westbound land of Kaiminani Drive when a Toyota 4 Runner struck him near the cross street of Ane Keohakaole.  Santos later died at the Kona Community Hospital.  Those with leads in this case should call 326-4646, ext. 229.

For the latest State of Hawaii, Hawaii Island, and local sports news, please visit the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated throughout the day.

Here are some other news sites that may interest you:

Hawaii Science Digest (https://paper.li/f-1476233615).

Hawaii Intelligence Digest (https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com).

Hawaii Intelligence Daily (https://paper.li/f-1482109921).

Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

Thanks for joining us today.

Until next time,

Russ Roberts

Hawaii News Digest

https;//prgnewshawaii.wordpress.com

 

Hawaii News Digest, morning update, 14 August 2017, Post #15428


Here are some of the stories making headlines on Hawaii Island for Monday, 14 August 2017:

North Kona under emergency water restrictions

http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/08/13/breaking-news/north-kona-under-emergency-water-restriction

A pump shutdown at the Honokohau Deep Well has prompted Hawaii County to issue a water restriction notice for North Kona.  Water should be only for health and safety needs, such as hygiene, cooking, and drinking. The county is asking farmers and ranchers to stop irrigation activities.  Residents are urged to stop washing vehicles and boats.

Forecast:  Mostly dry and locally breezy.

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36126489/forecast-mostly-dry-and-locally-breezy-to-start-the-week

Hawaii residents can look forward to stable, if somewhat windy conditions this week.  Forecasters say a few mountain and windward showers will occur in the evening and early morning hours. Small craft advisories remain in effect for waters near Maui and Hawaii Island.  High should be around 89 degrees F, while overnight lows should dip to 76 degrees F.

Honolulu police arrest woman for attempted murder, accused of trying to run over a man.

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com

According to Honolulu police, the incident started “when two drivers got into a fist fight after a pedestrian-motor vehicle accident shortly after 11:30 a.m., Saturday, 12 August 2017.  The suspect, who was a passenger in one of the cars, moved to the driver’s side and tried to run down the other man.  The 30-year-old woman faces several charges, including second-degree attempted murder and 3 contempt warrants.

East Hawaii residents asked to reduce water usage due to ongoing dry conditions.

http://damontucker.com/2017/08/13/east-hawaii-residents-asked-to-reduce-water-usage-due-to-ongoing-dry-conditions/

East Hawaii residents are joining their friends in North Kona in facing water use restrictions.  Because of continuing dry conditions in East Hawaii, the Department of Water Supply is asking customers to reduce water consumption by 10 percent.

Affected communities include Hakalau-Wailea, South Hilo, Ninole, and North Hilo.  For information, please call the Department of Water Supply at 961-8790.

For the latest State of Hawaii, Hawaii Island, and local sports news, please check the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated throughout the day.

Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

Here are some other new-related sites that may interest you:

Hawaii Science Digest (https://paper.li/1476233615).

Hawaii Intelligence Digest (https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com).

Hawaii Intelligence Daily (https://paper.li/f-1482109921).

Thanks for joining us today.

Until next time,

Russ Roberts

Hawaii News Digest

https://prgnewshawaii.wordpress.com

Hawaii News Digest, morning edition, 13 August 2017, Post #15427.


Here are some of the stories making headlines in Hawaii for Sunday, 13 August 2017.

Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard honors Hawaii Purple Heart recipients at official medal presentation.

http://damontucker.com/2017/08/12/rep-tulsi-gabbard-honors-hawai’i-purple-heart-recipients-at-official-medal-presentation-ceremony/

Thanks to Hawaii Island news blogger Damon Tucker for this story.

According to Damon Tucker, the medal recipients included veterans of World War II, the Korean conflict, and the Vietnam war.  The U.S. Army awarded the Purple Heart for their combat wounds, but never got around to holding a formal presentation as required by Army regulations.  Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, who still serves in the Hawaii National Guard, said the “ceremony closes the circle for these veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much.”

Here’s how the University of Hawaii is proposing to reverse a 5-year-enrollment decline.

http://hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36123368/good-job-economy-high-graduation-rate-factors-in-declining-student-enrollment-says-uh-president

University of Hawaii President David Lassner wants to bring enrollment at the Manoa Campus to 20,000 over the next three years. Lassner says there are several reasons why UH enrollment has dipped during the past year, including the state’s low unemployment rate, “which means students are leaving higher education for the work force.” Some students disagree with that rationale, saying years of poor facilities maintenance and increasing tuition and fees are contributing to lower student enrollment.

Hawaiian Airlines flight to Los Angeles makes emergency landing in Hilo.

http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/hawaii-airlines-flight-los-angeles-makes-emergency-landing-hilo

The flight from Lihue, Kauai to Los Angeles was diverted to the Hilo International Airport on Friday after smoke was reported in the cockpit.  The Boeing 767 with 250 passengers on board landed safely in Hilo at 8:30 p.m. Friday. The cause of the smoke is still under investigation.

Kaimana the monk seal pup is on her own after relocation, responding well to new home.

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36122779/noaa-successfully-relocates-kaimana-the-monk-seal-to-undisclosed-oahu-beach

NOAA personal successfully moved the endangered Hawaiian monk seal pup from Kaimana Beach to an undisclosed Oahu beach. The move was made after scientists determined that “Rocky”, the pup’s mother, had fully weaned Kaimana from her care.  The relocation was completed by 11:00 a.m., Saturday, 12 August 2017. Kaimana remains healthy and is doing well on her own.

For the latest State of Hawaii, Hawaii Island, and local sports news, please check the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated throughout the day.

Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

Thanks for joining us today.

Until next time,

Russ Roberts

Hawaii News Digest

https://prgnewshawaii.wordpress.com

State of Hawaii News Briefs for 12 August 2017


Hawaii News Digest, 12 August 2017, 16:50 hrs, UTC, Post #15426.

Source:

http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/state-briefs-august-12-0

Accessed on 12 August 2017, 16:50 hrs, UTC.

Please click link to read the full story.

Comment:

Here are some of the Hawaii stories making headlines for Saturday, 12 August 2017:

Shortage of school buses causing problems on Maui.

A lack of qualified school bus drivers is creating a major transportation problem for parents, commuters, and the Maui County government.  Despite assistance from Maui’s public bus system, it “cannot handle the influx of students along with its regular routes.”  The state Department of Education says it’s doing everything it can to address the issue.

Sprinkler bill advances.

Honolulu City Council members have approved a bill requiring older high-rise buildings in Honolulu to retrofit sprinkler systems in their units. The bill was created in response to the deadly Marco Polo condominium blaze which killed three people. Some Honolulu residents felt that sprinklers would be too costly and would create a financial burden for older residents. The bill now moves forward.

For the latest State of Hawaii, Hawaii Island, and local sports news, please check the blog sidebars. These news feeds are updated daily.

Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

Thanks for joining us today.

Until next time,

Russ Roberts

Hawaii News Digest

https://prgnewshawaii.wordpress.com

Community events


Hawaii News Digest, 12 August 2017, 16:20 hrs, UTC, Post #15425.

Source:

http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/community/brief-124

Accessed on 12 August 2017, 16:20 hrs, UTC.

Please click link to read the full story.

Comment:

Here are some upcoming community events you might enjoy:

Help prevent substance abuse.

ACCESS Capabilities Pahoa will  conduct a sign waving campaign on Saturday, 19 August 2017, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Maku’u Farmers Market. The event will raise public awareness about the effects of alcohol, drug dependency, and related diseases on our communities. The family-oriented event will include free food, resources booths, and activities for children.

Ka’u High Alumni Potluck.

The All Ka’u High School Alumni and Friends will present the 16th annual potluck reunion on Sunday, 20 August 2017, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Pahala Community Center.  Bring a favorite dish to share and enjoy a day of fun, food, and live music.  For details, contact James Yamaki at 969-6828.

For the latest State of Hawaii, Hawaii Island, and local sports news, please check the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.

Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

Thanks for joining us today.

Until next time,

Russ Roberts

Hawaii News Digest

https://prgnewshawaii.wordpress.com

Hawaii news, analysis, and commentary.

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