Here are some of the stories making headlines on Hawaii Statehood Day, Friday, 18 August 2017:
More than 400 vendors expected at Made in Hawaii Festival.
This year, Made in Hawaii offers more than 400 vendors of food, fashion, and gifts. The three-day festival is full of entertainment, great food, and cooking lessons from some of Hawaii’s top chefs.
The festival will be held at the Neal Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Friday/Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For details, visit madeinhawaii.com
Ige says he can beat Hanabusa in a potential 2018 match-up.
Hawaii Governor David Ige tells KHNL/Hawaii News Now that he can beat Colleen Hanabusa in the August 2018 primary election for state governor. Ige says he deserves to be reelected because of his accomplishments, such as “cooling hundreds of classrooms, leading a state that’s a model for sustainability, reducing homelessness and creating affordable housing…”
Two Hawaii Island men charged with burglary, jewel theft in Waimea.
On 31 July 2017, South Kohala police responded to a reported burglary in Waimea, where suspects entered the home and removed jewelry items, including gold, emeralds, opals, and diamonds. Working with the FBI and the Honolulu Police Department, South Kohala officers discovered that at least one stolen item was offered for sale online. On 11 August 2017, police arrested the alleged seller, 40-year-old Stryder Scoff of Kailua-Kona. A second man, identified as 25-year-old Randen Tabac of Honokaa, was arrested with some of the jewelry still in his possession.
Partial lane closures in Hakalau extended.
The partial lane closure of Highway 19 between mile markers 16 and 17 in Hakalau will be extended until 01 September 2017. According to “West Hawaii Today”, Hawaii Electric Light Company crews “have been upgrading transmission and distribution facilities and equipment in the area.” Motorists can expect delays of up to 20 minutes. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes via the Old Mamalahoa Highway. For information, call 969-6666.
Queen Kaahumanu Highway crash sends three people to the hospital.
A head-on collision involving a full-size truck and a SUV near mile marker 98 on the Queen Kaahumanu Highway has sent three people to the Kona Community Hospital. Two of the injured persons are listed in critical condition. First responders used “the jaws of life” to remove the truck’s driver. The SUV’s driver and female passenger were also taken to the Kona Community Hospital.
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Here are some 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).
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