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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

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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, 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.

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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

Missing Kona teen sought by police


Hawaii News Digest, 12 August 2017, 15:55 hrs, UTC, Post #15424.

Source:

http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/missing-kona-teen-sought

Accessed on 12 August 2017, 15:55 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Hawaii Island police are looking for 15-year-old Irene Hernandez who was last seen in Hilo on 08 December 2016.  Ms. Hernandez is Hispanic, 5 feet 1 inch, weighs about 150 pounds, and has brown hair and hazel eyes.  If you see this person, please call police at 935-3311.

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Russ Roberts

Hawaii News Digest

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New Council Office in Waimea


Hawaii News Digest, 12 August 2017, 15:40 hrs, UTC, Post #15423.

Source:

http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/council-waimea

Accessed on 12 August 2017, 15:40 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Waimea residents no longer will have to travel to Kona or to Hilo to offer testimony before the Hawaii County Council.  The Hawaii County Council has established a new council office at 65-1279 Kawaihae Road, Suite 109, in Parker Square.  Residents can record up to three minutes of video testimony, beginning Tuesday, 15 August 2017.

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.

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Russ Roberts

Hawaii News Digest

https://prgnewshawaii.wordpress.com

Hawaii’s economy continues to grow at a slower pace


Hawaii News Digest, 12 August 2017, 04:35 hrs, UTC, Post #15422.

Source:

http://damontuckers.com/2017/08/11/hawaiis-economy-continues-to-grow-at-a-slower-pace/

Accessed on 12 August 2017, 04;35 hrs, UTC.

Author:  Damon Tucker.

Please click link to read the full story.

Comment:

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

According to The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Hawaii’s economy after adjustment for inflation, registered only a slim gain of 0.9 percent during the first quarter of 2017.

While there was robust growth in the visitor industry, other segments of our local economy suffered declines.

According to the report, several areas of state economic activity aren’t so healthy:

The “economic growth is not evenly allocated to all the industries. There are still a few industries that lost jobs during the first half of 2017. Construction lost 500 jobs, manufacturing and health care each lost 400 jobs, and the wholesale trade lost 300 jobs.”

“The job loss in construction is mainly due to the decrease in the value of building permits issued during the first half of 2016, which usually shows about one year from the time building permits are issued and the start of construction. During the first half of 2016, total value of private building permits decreased by 29.6 percent from the same period in 2015, and that decrease is reflected in the actual construction activities in the first half of this year.”

“After five years of continuous job growth, the manufacturing industry started to lose jobs since the fourth quarter of 2016, and during the first half of 2017, this industry lost 2.9 percent of its jobs from the same time a year ago. Compared with the job count from 1990 in the manufacturing industry, the first half of 2017 job count was 66 percent of what it was then.”

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://prgnewhawaii.wordpress.com