Thursday, July 30, 2015         


Protesters have been warned

By Timothy Hurley
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources is gearing up to enforce a new emergency rule that restricts nighttime access to the Mauna Kea summit area.

Expedition to probe Pacific depths

By Marcel Honoré
Research crews will leave Ford Island this week to explore the staggering depths of the ocean around Hawaii, which humans have never seen before.

Matson will pay $15.4M in molasses spill settlement

By Rob Shikina
Matson has agreed in a settlement with the state to pay $15.4 million for a massive molasses spill at Honolulu Harbor and to end its molasses operation in Hawaii.

Report underlines lack of paid sick days

By Sophie Cocke
An estimated 42 percent of Hawaii’s private sector employees, or 184,237 workers, don’t receive any paid sick days, according to a new report released Wednesday by a national advocacy group pushing for federal and state laws requiring employers to provide minimum sick leave benefits.

Tropical storm building to the east; heat melting records

By Leila Fujimori
A tropical depression developing more muscle in the Eastern Pacific may be headed our way, the National Weather Service warned Wednesday. Tropical Depression 9E has been brewing in the Eastern Pacific and was expected to grow into Tropical Storm Guillermo by Thursday morning, the weather service said.

Expert hired to gauge ‘big picture’ of rail

By Gordon Y.K. Pang
A newly hired consultant is expected to bring “a fresh set of eyes” to evaluate the city’s $6 billion rail project, the largest and most expensive public works project ever undertaken in Hawaii, Mayor Kirk Caldwell said Wednesday.

Recognition sought for Filipino veterans

By Gregg K. Kakesako
More than 260,000 Filipinos and Filipino-Americans, including 300 from Hawaii, answered President Franklin Roosevelt’s call to liberate the Philippines 74 years ago, but unlike the nisei soldiers or the African-American Tuskegee Airmen, many feel they have not received adequate recognition for their wartime efforts.

Fisherman lands marlin that weighs 1,368 pounds

By Gary T. Kubota
Retiree Guy Kitaoka was hoping to catch a 100- to 300-pound marlin to put into a smoker for his granddaughter’s birthday party. He got more than he could put on his 20-foot boat — a marlin weighing 1,368 pounds.
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