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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Hawaii Science Digest (https://paper.li/f-1476233615).
Hawaii Intelligence Digest (https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com).
Hawaii Intelligence Daily (https://paper.li/f-1482109921).
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