Wednesday, July 29, 2015         


City to clear Kakaako camp

By Dan Nakaso
No buildings or land have been found to accommodate people who will be removed from an expanding homeless encampment in Kakaako, but the city still plans to start clearing out occupants sometime next month, Managing Director Roy Amemiya told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser in an exclusive interview Tuesday.

Protesters planning to prevent delivery of telescope’s parts

By Timothy Hurley
A demonstration planned for Thursday aims to again block a convoy of parts and materials headed to a large telescope under construction on the summit of Halea­kala.

21 tons of trash cleared from abandoned house

By Gregg K. Kakesako
A city contractor Tuesday completed a weeklong job of removing 21.5 tons of debris from an abandoned Kaimuki house, the target of complaints from neighbors and officials about unsanitary conditions and fire and safety hazards, according to Curtis Lum, spokesman for the city Department of Planning and Permitting.

Names of 95,000 Hawaiians put online

By Susan Essoyan
The Native Hawaiian Roll Commission has posted online a certified list of 95,690 people of Hawaiian ancestry who could form the voting base to create a Native Hawaiian government.

Congress awards $13.7M to aid Hawaiians’ health

By Star-Advertiser staff
Native Hawaiians facing critical health issues have been allotted about $13.67 million through several grants by Congress, according to the groups receiving the funds for fiscal 2016.

Rail board nears an OK of $7M credit from Ansaldo

By Marcel Honoré
Ansaldo Honolulu and city officials are poised to finally settle their dispute over the cost to change rail’s train configuration. If they do, it would help resolve a deeper, long-running disagreement over the type of train that Ansaldo was originally required to deliver under the largest contract awarded in state history.

Text message to friend aids in hikers’ rescue

By Star-Advertiser staff
A cellphone and text message to a friend helped a mother and her 6-year-old daughter lost on Waimano Ridge Trail on Monday night get off the mountain safely.

Ige bemoans pay available to members of his Cabinet

By Kevin Dayton
Gov. David Ige has recently been using a family anecdote to illustrate how Hawaii’s government employee pay scale makes it difficult to fill top state jobs.
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