Hawaii News Digest, 19 July 2017, 22:20 hrs, UTC, Post #15341,
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Here are the top stories making headlines in Hawaii for Wednesday, 19 July 2017:
Inflation rises in Honolulu
The consumer price index reached a five-year high of 2.5% during the first half of 2017. Leading the list of higher priced items were energy costs and apparel.
UH-Manoa is developing a flood alert system.
The UH-Manoa Ocean Observation program will use a $500,000 federal grant to develop a flood alert system for west Maui. The project will take three years to complete.
Honolulu Mayor pushes for high-rise sprinkler bill
Following the deaths of three persons at the Marco Polo Condominium fire, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is supporting a bill that would require sprinkler systems in any building over 75 feet/28.86 meters tall. There are about 300 high-rises on Oahu that were built before a 1975 law made sprinkler systems mandatory in new structures.
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