July 2019

July 15, 2019

Pod Squad: Meet AARP’s New Volunteer State President

Pod Squad: Meet AARP’s New Volunteer State President

Gary Simon has been involved in issues relating to seniors for years.

Forget ‘Game Of Thrones,’ The Real White Walkers Are Coming Courtesy Luiz Rocha

Forget ‘Game Of Thrones,’ The Real White Walkers Are Coming

Scientists are predicting severe coral bleaching caused by unusually warm oceans.

New Study Shows The Big Kauai Flood Took A Toll On Fish And Coral After All Cyril Fluck/Flickr

New Study Shows The Big Kauai Flood Took A Toll On Fish And Coral After All

Fisherman celebrated the abundance of fish flocking near the shore after the flood, but scientists say the damage left some species unhealthier.

SLIDESHOW: Hawaii’s Newest US Citizens Cory Lum/Civil Beat

SLIDESHOW: Hawaii’s Newest US Citizens

Sixty-eight local immigrants from 15 countries are sworn in as U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony aboard the USS Missouri.

Danny De Gracia: Welcome To Honolulu, Where There’s No Place To Park Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Welcome To Honolulu, Where There’s No Place To Park

Some say that’s a good thing because it encourages alternative transportation. But that kind of thinking can go too far.

Changing Habits Yields Health Benefits At MA’O Farms In Waianae Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Changing Habits Yields Health Benefits At MA’O Farms In Waianae

Early data from a UH study shows interns at the farm lowered their diabetes risk by altering eating habits and lifestyles —  with a ripple effect of health benefits for friends and families.

July 14, 2019

Anxiety, Rumors And Prayers Before TMT Construction Begins On Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Anxiety, Rumors And Prayers Before TMT Construction Begins On Mauna Kea

Officials are committed to escorting construction vehicles for the Thirty Meter Telescope up the mountain Monday.

Tom Yamachika: So What Really Is A Resort Fee? Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Tom Yamachika: So What Really Is A Resort Fee?

A new law year clarifies that “mandatory” resort fees are subject to the hotel tax.

July 13, 2019

More Rooftop Solar Coming To Molokai Cory Lum/Civil Beat

More Rooftop Solar Coming To Molokai

Employing new technology to absorb excess electricity that could overwhelm the grid, researchers and energy regulators have found a way to boost Molokai’s solar energy supply.

July 12, 2019

Air Quality in Central Maui Reaches ‘Unhealthy’ Levels Yoohyun Jung/Civil Beat

Air Quality in Central Maui Reaches ‘Unhealthy’ Levels

As a wildfire continues to burn, health department officials are warning residents with respiratory problems to protect themselves. 

The DOE’s Chief Financial Officer Is Leaving For UH Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The DOE’s Chief Financial Officer Is Leaving For UH

Amy Kunz’s appointment to the University of Hawaii system was tucked in a recent meeting agenda item from the UH Board of Regents.

Katherine Kealoha Gets New Attorney For Fraud And Drug Cases Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Katherine Kealoha Gets New Attorney For Fraud And Drug Cases

Her previous lawyer withdrew from the case due to unspecified ethical concerns and a breakdown in the attorney-client relationship.

ACLU Urges Law Enforcement To Respect The Rights Of TMT Protesters Cory Lum/Civil Beat

ACLU Urges Law Enforcement To Respect The Rights Of TMT Protesters

Opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope are expected to confront construction crews next week.

Ige Names Tax Director To Chief of Staff Position Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Names Tax Director To Chief of Staff Position

Linda Chu Takayama will take over the office previously held by Ford Fuchigami.

Super PACS Spent $175K In City Council Rematch Courtesy of the candidates

Super PACS Spent $175K In City Council Rematch

The money was used to oppose Trevor Ozawa and support Tommy Waters.

Abigail Kawananakoa’s Spouse Changes Her Last Name Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Abigail Kawananakoa’s Spouse Changes Her Last Name

Veronica Gail Worth is now Veronica Gail Kawananakoa.

When It Comes To Housing, Honolulu Is Failing Residents Cory Lum/Civil Beat

When It Comes To Housing, Honolulu Is Failing Residents

Dedicating a portion of property taxes to fund additional affordable housing would be a step forward.

Court Rejects Feds’ Withholding Of Info In UH Biolab Inspection Report Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Court Rejects Feds’ Withholding Of Info In UH Biolab Inspection Report

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention heavily redacted a report that found safety infractions at the facility.

Sterling Higa: Why Living With My Mom Is Not Such A Bad Thing Courtesy of Sterling Higa

Sterling Higa: Why Living With My Mom Is Not Such A Bad Thing

We aren’t rushing into marriage or home ownership. We may even still live with our mothers. But we might come out ahead in the end.

New Pre-K Locations Announced After Expansion Bill Becomes Law Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Pre-K Locations Announced After Expansion Bill Becomes Law

The developments come after the question of who would be in charge of pre-kindergarten expansion was a hot topic during the legislative session.