Kalepa Baybayan, a longtime Hōkūle‘a captain who helped rekindle traditional navigation in the Pacific, died suddenly in Seattle on Thursday.
The fine was among the first enforcements against local dam owners since the Kaupakalua dam overflowed, prompting evacuations on Maui.
The move aims to streamline HART, but some worry such severe cuts could hurt the struggling transit project in the long term.
Many details remain to be worked out in Biden’s 30 by 30 plan, similar to a 2016 Hawaii initiative.
The helicopter’s pilot, however, told investigators that he had just filled up the tank before the flight.
UPDATED: Officials say the facility staff was given priority in the state’s vaccination rollout plan.
UPDATED: A new report also points to a twisted left wing, failures by the skydiving company and lax regulation by the FAA as contributing factors.
The wheel rims are narrower than the track crossings, causing renewed headaches on what’s now a $12.4 billion transit project.
The majority of Hawaii’s dams trace their roots back to the sugar cane plantation days, but the industry has left the state. And so has the money to maintain them.