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Hawaii State Briefs for 19 July 2017


Hawaii News Digest, 19 July 2017, 22:20 hrs, UTC, Post #15341,

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http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/5659479.html

Accessed on 19 July 2017, 22:20 hrs, UTC.

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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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‘Castle John’ found guilty by jury | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


A 60-year-old Kalapana Seaview Estates man was convicted Friday of all charges related to a burglary of a home he once owned in the subdivision.

Source: ‘Castle John’ found guilty by jury | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/castle-john-found-guilty-jury).

Accessed on 16 October 2016, 16:10 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  John Burnett.

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On Friday, a Hilo jury found “Castle John” Williams guilty of first-degree burglary, third-degree assault, and two count of second-degree terroristic threatening stemming from an incident at a home Williams once owned in the Kalapana Seaview Estates subdivision.

Williams, who claims to be a citizen of The Hawaiian Nation, said he returned to his former home “to clean it out and occupy it”, saying the home was seized by the U.S. Government and “the banksters.”

Williams faces a possible 10-year prison term with the possibility of parole.


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More students attending Big Island private schools | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


Hawaii Island private schools saw modest gains in enrollment last school year.

Source: More students attending Big Island private schools | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/more-students-attending-big-island-private-schools).

Accessed on 16 October 2016, 15:50 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Kirsten Johnson.

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According to the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools, approximately 3,634 Hawaii Island students attend private school on Hawaii Island, an increase of 2.7 percent over last year.

Emily Paglicaro, the director of admissions at Parker School in Waimea says “it seems like we have a growing number of people relocating here from the mainland in particular…we have a growing population and very limited seating in terms of how many schools there are.”

The average price to attend private schools in Hawaii is $7,709, an increase of $42 from 2015.  Many private schools soften the blow of high tuition with financial aid programs for needy families.


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Power companies respond to solar farm complaint | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


KAILUA-KONA — The Hawaiian Electric Co. and Hawaii Electric Light Co. are disputing allegations that they didn’t follow proper procedures in relation to a proposed plan for solar power projects that would generate a combined 6.75 megawatts at Ocean View.

Source: Power companies respond to solar farm complaint | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/power-companies-respond-solar-farm-complaint).

Accessed on 16 October 2016, 15:30 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Cameron Miculka (“West Hawaii Today”).

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Opponents of the 6.75 solar power project in the Ocean View area of Hawaii Island claim HECO and HELCO are breaking up the large-scale energy project into smaller operations to avoid strict bidding procedures.

An attorney for HECO and HELCO says the utility companies followed “all applicable rules and laws” and complaints against them “are based upon misinterpretation of the rules.”

In September, the Public Utilities Commission temporarily stopped the solar farm project while it reviews complaints from residents in the Ocean View area.


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Calendar for October 15 | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


Arts & Exhibits

Source: Calendar for October 15 | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/community/calendar-for-october-15).

Accessed on 15 October 2016, 16:50 hrs, UTC.

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Here’s a list of Hawaii Island community events for the period 15 October 2016 through 31 October 2016.  Some of these programs extend into November and December.  Most of the events are free, except where an admission charge is stated.


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Men will ‘Walk a Mile’ in heels to raise awareness of sexual assault | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


To raise awareness of sexual assault, YWCA Hawaii Island is hosting the sixth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser starting at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 22 at the YWCA Ululani Street campus.

Source: Men will ‘Walk a Mile’ in heels to raise awareness of sexual assault | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/community/men-will-walk-mile-raise-awareness-sexual-assault/).

Accessed on 15 October 2015, 16:25 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  YWCA Hawaii Island.

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Hawaii County Prosecuting Attorney Mitch Roth and B-97 radio personality Darrin “DC” Carlson will lead the walk, which is open to men, women, and children.

The goal of the event is to raise $25,000 for the YWCA Hawaii Island Sexual Assault Support Services program.  SASS services are free and include crisis counseling, therapy for assault survivors and their families, forensic evidence collection, and violence prevention for schools and the community.  For details, call the YWCA office at 935-7141, extension 111.


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County seeks zoning variance as golf building crowds road | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


Traffic whizzes along the narrow two-lane Haihai Street as construction equipment stirs the dust Friday at the site of a $17.5 million upgrade to the island’s only county-owned golf course.

Source: County seeks zoning variance as golf building crowds road | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/county-seeks-zoning-variance-as-golf-course-building-crowds-road).

Accessed on 15 October 2016, 16:00 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Nancy Cook Lauer (“West Hawaii Today”).

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According to reporter Nancy Cook Lauer, the Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation “is seeking an after-the-fact variance to allow for a 10-foot setback instead of the required 20 feet” for a maintenance building at the Hilo Municipal Golf Course bordering Haihai Street.  In addition, Parks and Recreation officials wants an 8-foot-high concrete block shielding a fuel tank covered by the requested variance.  The block extends more than 42 feet from the side of the golf cart storage building, which is more than allowed by the 20-foot setback rule.

Letters were sent to area property owners telling them about the proposed variance request.  The public has until 14 November 2016 to send comments to Planning Department.  Department director Duane Kanuha will make a decision about the variance by 21 November 2016.


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