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                                Kumu hula Bradford Ikemanu Lum, left, exchanges ha with kupuna Noe Noe Wong-Wilson while presenting ho’okupu to kupuna during the seventh day of protests against the TMT telescope on Monday, July 22, 2019 at the base of Mauna Kea on Hawaii Island.
Winter is coming to mauna

It will be interesting to see how the approach of winter on Mauna Kea affects the Thirty Meter Telescope protesters, but it should be noted: It’s already been less than balmy there, even while the rest of the state has wilted in the heat. Read more

                                An example of a highway LED streetlight.
City anticipates LED payoff

City officials are celebrating a “smart energy” choice: completion of a project in which some 53,500 city-owned street lights were switched to light-emitting diode fixtures. Read more

                                Haunama Bay Nature Preserve.
Repaving Hanauma Bay road

It’s Tuesday, so Oahu’s iconic Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve would’ve been closed anyway for its weekly closure day to rest the bay and its delicate marine ecosystem. Read more

                                In Honolulu Harbor, a Young Brothers barge moored with Downtown Honolulu in the background.
An attention-getting rate request

Aim high, settle lower — that’s a classic bargaining tactic. But a 34% average increase in rates, as proposed by interisland cargo shipping company, Young Brothers LLC? That’ll get people’s attention. Read more

PIXABAY hollywood sign
California standards matter here

Hawaii has a habit of adopting standards first set by California. It’s because what California does matters to other states; its large economy impels many businesses to design and manufacture products and services tailored to the Golden State. Read more

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