Tuesday, June 30, 2015         


Protesters' damage to Mauna Kea road being gauged

By Gordon Y.K. Pang
Gov. David Ige gave few details Monday about how he intends to clear access for those who work on or visit the summit of Mauna Kea, even as those who oppose construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope said they will continue to do what they can to stop the project.

Fireworks to mark 70 years since WWII's end

By Star-Advertiser staff
The Navy said it will join Hono­lulu and Naga­oka, Japan, in commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in the Pacific on Aug. 15 with Pearl Harbor's first-ever display of Naga­oka fireworks on Ford Island to honor the memory of the war's victims and to celebrate 70 years of peace and friendship.

Army lends expertise to move sunken boat

By William Cole
"MythBusters" once used pingpong balls to float a sunken boat. Refloating the mostly submerged fishing vessel Judy K, which went down Jan. 12 at Pier 16 in Hono­lulu Harbor, hasn't been as easy for the state.

State lawmaker assaulted at homeless encampment

By Rosemarie Bernardo and Allison Schaefers Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jun 30, 2015
State Rep. Tom Brower, videotaping a homeless encampment in Kaka­ako, was reportedly assaulted by several people Monday afternoon and taken to the Queen's Medical Center, sources told the Hono­lulu Star-Advertiser.

Rail, pot bills escape vetoes

By Kevin Dayton and Nanea Kalani Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Jun 30, 2015
Gov. David Ige will allow the half-percent excise tax surcharge for rail to be extended for five years to cover the cash-strapped Hono­lulu rail project's estimated $910 million shortfall, and will also allow the first medical marijuana dispensaries to be established in Hawaii.

Florida man's death is third in 4 years on Olomana trail

By Leila Fujimori
A 53-year-old Florida man's fatal fall from a Mount Olo­mana trail marked the third hiker death on the difficult climb in four years.
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