Monday, August 31, 2015         


Upgrades finally on the way for UH’s Snyder Hall

By Nanea Kalani
Dingy hallways and classrooms. Stained walls and floors. Tattered furniture. Broken window air-conditioning units. Faulty refrigeration equipment.

‘Gasifier’ will burn garbage for power at Hickam

By William Cole
The first military “gasifier” waste-burning power plant on Oahu — using palms damaged by the coconut rhinoceros beetle as some of its fuel — is expected to be up and running by the end of the year as part of a $20 million Air Force energy “microgrid” demonstration project for the Hawaii Air National Guard at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, officials said.

Mayor enacts law on car sharing

By Jayna Omaye
A City Council bill to allot some parking spaces for car-sharing companies passed third reading unanimously and was signed into law by Mayor Kirk Caldwell this month.

New law helps ease burdens of those with cleft lips, palates

By Susan Essoyan
When Lianne Hasegawa-Evans was an adolescent, summer often meant another oral surgery. She was born with a cleft lip and palate, and needed multiple operations as her face, bones and teeth grew.

Navy team handles buoy flare found off Keawekapu Beach

By Rob Shikina
A Navy explosive ordnance disposal team traveled Sunday from Oahu to Maui to remove a buoy flare that swimmers had brought to land the night before, a Department of Land and Natural Resources spokeswoman said.

State might cut access to Kauai park

By Rosemarie Bernardo
The state is accepting public comment until Sept. 8 on plans that would limit daily visitors to Kauai’s Haena State Park.
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