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State news briefs for 12 October 2017


Hawaii News Digest, 12 October 2017, 1635 UTC, Post #15760.

Source:

http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/state/state-briefs-october-12-0

Accessed on 12 October 2017, 1635 UTC.

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Comment”

Here are the top stories making headlines in the State of Hawaii for Thursday, 12 October 2017:

Three parks cleared of homeless.  Honolulu City officials cleared about 100 homeless persons from three encampments in Kakaako.  Former residents of the parks reportedly caused over $500,000 damage to utility lines and public facilities.

Groups protest recreation rental seminars.  One of the events drew protesters from the anti-Airbnb group “Friends Against Illegal Rentals” and “Unite Here Local 5”, which represents thousands of Hawaii hotel employees.

Woman sentenced in prostitution bribery case.   A Honolulu judge has sentenced Biyu Situ to three years supervised release after an Oahu jury found the woman guilty of two counts of bribery.  Situ now faces the possibility of deportation and separation from her family in the San Francisco area.

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Russ Roberts

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State of Hawaii news briefs for August 24, 2017


Hawaii News Digest, 24 August 2017, 15:10 hrs, UTC, Post #15475.

Source:

http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/state/state-briefs-august-24-0

Accessed on 24 August 2017, 15:10 hrs, UTC.

Comment:

Here are some of the stories making headlines in Hawaii for Thursday, 24 August 2017:

Sprinkler law delayed.

The Honolulu City Council has postponned action on a bill requiring fire sprinklers in high-rise buildings. Council members want to wait for more information from the Honolulu Fire Department before implementing the bill. The bill was advanced after a fire in the Marco Polo condominium killed three people.

Sandbags barrier being considered to stop erosion

State and Honolulu officials want to meet with Waikiki business owners and the surfing community “to brainstorm ways to fix a serious beach erosion problem. Waikiki beaches have been losing sand faster than it can be replaced by natural or artificial means.

Honolulu tightens reigns on homeless community.

Honolulu has expanded its list of where people cannot sit or lied down to further contain Oahu’s homeless population.  The new law is part of “an overall strategy that includes sweeping homeless encampments until the occupants seek services and legal housing.”

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Russ Roberts

Hawaii News Digest

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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.

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Russ Roberts

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State of Hawaii News Briefs for 10 August 2017


Hawaii News Digest, 10 August 2017, 16:45 hrs, UTC, Post #15413.

Source:

http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/state-briefs-august-10-0

Here are some of the top Hawaii stories for Thursday, 10 August 2017:

Endangered native bat at center of fight about wind farm.

Na Pua Makai Power Partners wind farm project in Kahuku on Oahu’s North Shore ran into opposition from residents who fear the giant project would harm native Hawaiian wildlife.  Critics of the project say the power permit would allow Na Pua Makani “to harm or kill certain protected and endangered species, including 51 Hawaiian Hoary Bats, within a 21-year period.”

Man charged with robbing a visitor in Waikiki.

Honolulu Police have charged 37-year-old Gabriel M. Stan with robbing a Japanese visitor in Waikiki. The visitor, who held on to her purse, was dragged a short distance and suffered knee abrasions. Stan remains in custody in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Seven-year-old girl seriously injured in fall from trail in Hana, Maui.

The incident occurred after the girl feel approximately 12 feet from a trail ledge at Kaihalulu Beach in Hana, Maui. The child, from La Baule, France, was vacationing with her parents when she fell.  She was airlifted to a nearby hospital where she remains is serious but stable condition.

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Russ Roberts

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Hawaii State News Briefs for Tuesday, 11 July 2017


Hawaii News Digest, 12 July 2017, 03:55 UTC, Post #15310.

Source:    http://hawaiitribune-herald/news/state/state-briefs-july-11

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Comment:

As Tuesday, 11 July 2017 comes to a close, here are some of the top stories making headlines in the State of Hawaii:

Kauai farmers increase profits by offering tours of their operations–something called agro-tourism.

Hawaii Governor David Ige supports smaller increase in the transit accommodations tax (hotel room tax).

Honolulu City Councilman Trevor Ozawa wants to place armed park rangers in Honolulu’s largest parks. Ozawa says rangers would be able to address illegal camping, littering, vandalism, and no-smoking policies.

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Russ Roberts

Hawaii News Digest

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