Wednesday, September 2, 2015         


Sex assault policy now covers bias, complaint guidelines

By Nanea Kalani
The University of Hawaii has revised its policy on sexual assault on its campuses for the second time in six months, representing the latest effort to strengthen its response to reports of sex discrimination amid increased scrutiny from federal auditors and state legislators.

Teacher chaperone rules face ethics code overhaul

By Susan Essoyan
The Board of Education decided Tuesday to hammer out a policy to ensure that public school teachers can chaperone students on educational field trips without having to pay their own way.

Hui raises $900,000 for family programs for 4 years

By Jayna Omaye
A new funding hui by Child & Family Service should provide a sustained, reliable revenue stream for the nonprofit over the next four years — already bringing in $900,000 from 42 donors.

Homeless on notice

By Dan Nakaso
City crews officially notified an estimated 20 to 25 homeless people living on the outskirts of the Kakaako homeless encampment Tuesday that they must be out within seven days, when anything they leave behind will be unceremoniously tossed in a dump truck as the city begins the long slog to clear out nearly 300 people over the next several months.

DOE’s budget to air-condition schools is paltry

By Nanea Kalani
The state Department of Education expects that its budget to put air conditioning in more public schools will range from $2 million to $3 million this year — a tiny fraction of the estimated $1.7 billion the department says it will cost to cool classrooms across the state.

Isles losing personnel and tankers as Air Force cuts back

By William Cole
Air Force cost-cutting is resulting in the loss of four KC-135R refueling tankers in Hawaii and 152 active-duty personnel with the deactivation of the 96th Air Refueling Squadron and removal of personnel from support units, officials said.

Ignacio sends rain, lifts surf while moving away from isles

By Gary T. Kubota
Lightning that struck a Hawaii island house and isolated heavy rain were reported there from a weakening Ignacio that continued moving away from the Hawaiian Islands on Tuesday.

Killer who dumped body gets 20-year prison term

By Rob Shikina
A man who strangled a woman and tossed her body into a Waikiki dumpster nearly two years ago was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison without an opportunity for parole.

Company trying to buy Hawaiian Electric responds to critics

By Kathryn Mykleseth
NextEra Energy Inc., the company looking to buy Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc., countered its critics in a state filing Monday, promising to bring down fixed costs on customer bills while helping Hawaii meet its 100 percent renewable electric power goal.
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