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Homeless crowding Kakaako fear displacement over attack

By Dan Nakaso and Rosemarie Bernardo Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jul 2, 2015
Several of the homeless people living in a warren of plywood- and pallet-hardened tents around the Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center worry that Monday’s attack on state Rep. Tom Brower by two homeless teenagers will bring unwanted attention and force them to set up shop in someone else’s neighborhood.

Shoppers get knack of bringing own sacks

By Jayna Omaye
On Wednesday, the first day of Oahu’s plastic checkout bag ban, Bert Silva brought several of his reusable bags to Foodland in Kapolei. But the change to bringing his own bags to the grocery store was nothing new to him.

Mauna Kea summit road to remain shut to ensure safety

By Timothy Hurley
The Mauna Kea summit will remain closed to the public well into next week while officials ensure the safety of a road damaged last week during the protest that blocked construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope, officials said Wednesday.

New law removes ethanol mandate for isle gasoline

By Kevin Dayton
Gov. David Ige without fanfare signed a bill last week officially repealing the state mandate requiring the blending of gasoline with ethanol for transportation fuel, although federal regulations may require that ethanol continue to be part of the energy mix here.

Gabbard urges U.S. to supply weapons to Kurds

By William Cole
After meeting Iraqi leaders in Erbil and Baghdad this week, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard reiterated a call to provide weapons and equipment directly to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State — something the White House opposes because it does not want to see Iraq fracture even more.

2 isle schoolteachers honored with award from the president

By Star-Advertiser staff
Two Oahu private school educators have been awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday.
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