KHNL: AP source: Site for Obama’s presidential library chosen


By DON BABWIN and JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press CHICAGO (AP) – President Barack Obama’s presidential library will be built in a park on Chicago’s South Side along the

Source: KHNL: AP source: Site for Obama’s presidential library chosen (m.hawaiinewsnow.com/hawaiinewsnow/db_331263/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=W6NFvBD8).

Accessed on 28 July 2016, 00:31 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Associated Press/Hawaii News Now.

Please click link to read the full article.

Comment:

The Barack Obama Foundation has chosen Jefferson Park near the University of Chicago as the location for Barack Obama’s Presidential Library. The South Chicago location beat out New York City and Honolulu as the place to store and share the record of the Obama Presidency.  Jefferson Park was also the site for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition.

According to the Barack Obama Foundation the Jefferson Park site will bring jobs and opportunities to an area long-stressed by gang warfare and unemployment.  The Obama Presidential Library will be completed in 2021.


For the latest Hawaii Island, state of Hawaii,national, and sports news, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.

Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

Thanks for joining us today!

Until next time,

Russ Roberts

Hawaii News Digest

KHNL: Hawaii delegate dismissed from DNC after making obscene gesture on TV


PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA (HawaiiNewsNow) – A Hawaii delegate’s credentials were removed during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia after she was seen sticking up her middle f

Source: KHNL: Hawaii delegate dismissed from DNC after making obscene gesture on TV (m.hawaiinewsnow.com/hawaiinewsnow/db_352775/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=TEwjCr23).

Accessed on 28 July 2016, 00:14 hrs, UTC.

Please click link to read the full story.

Comment:

Hawaii Democratic Party Chairman Tim Vandeveer tells “Hawaii News Now” that the convention credentials of Hawaii delegate Chelsea Lyons Kent were revoked after she made an obscene gesture on television during a roll call vote on Tuesday.  Vandeveer says “It was quite frankly immature and unfortunate, and overshadows what an excellent convention it is so far.”

Kent, a Bernie Sanders supporter, refused to apologize for her behavior and will sit out the rest of the convention.  On 2 June 2016, she started a “Fund Me” campaign to pay for her convention expenses.

Opinion:

I guess Ms. Kent has gained her 15 seconds of fame.  I suppose some folks revert back to childhood when things don’t go their way.


For the latest Hawaii Island, state of Hawaii, national, and sports news, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.

Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

Until next time,

Russ Roberts

Hawaii News Digest

 

Protect your property during hurricane season; what to do before the worst happens | KHON2


It’s a common misconception that flood insurance is covered under homeowners insurance.

Source: Protect your property during hurricane season; what to do before the worst happens | KHON2 (http://www.khon2.com/2016/07/26/protect-your-property-during-hurricane-season-what-to-do-before-the-worst-happens/).

Accessed on 27 July 2016, 17:17 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Marissa Yamane.

Please click link to read the full story.

Comment:

An interesting and helpful article by KHON 2 News reporter Marissa Yamane.

If you’re a homeowner and don’t want to endure the financial pain some Oahu homeowners are feeling after Tropical Storm Darby, be sure to check on the following:

Review your homeowner’s policy.  It may not include flood insurance. A flood insurance program is offered by the federal government.

Be sure your vehicle has comprehensive coverage in case it’s flooded during a storm or is vandalized.

Document your household belongings in case you have to file an insurance claim.

Before you hire a contractor to repair storm damage, check with the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to see if your contractor is bonded and has a good reputation.

Before a storm arrives in Hawaii, discuss coverage with your insurance agent.  A little preparation can save a lot of money and heartache later.


For the latest Hawaii Island, state of Hawaii, national, and sports news, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.

Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

Thanks for joining us today!

Until next time,

Russ Roberts

Hawaii News Digest

Kahele’s warchest dwarfs rivals | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


Kai Kahele is the state’s newest senator, but he’s proving to be one of its most adept fundraisers.

Source: Kahele’s warchest dwarfs rivals | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/kahele-s-warchest-dwarfs-rivals).

Accessed on 27 July 2016, 16:51 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Tom Callis.

Please click link to read the full story.

Comment:

In the race for the Hawaii State Senate District 1 seat, newly appointed state senator Kai Kahele leads the pack in the amount of campaign funds raised on Hawaii Island.  Hawaii Governor David Ige appointed Kai Kahele to complete the term of his late father, Gil Kahele. According to campaign finance records filed with the state, Kai Kahele has raised $109,362.76 for his reelection bid during the first half of 2016. Reporter Tom Callis says “that’s more than any other senator on the ballot raised from Jan.1-June 30 and nearly eight times the amount his two Democratic challengers raised combined.”


For the latest Hawaii Island, state of Hawaii, national, and sports news, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.

Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

Thanks for joining us today!

Until next time,

Russ Roberts

Hawaii News Digest

BLNR OKs transfer of land lease in Milolii from Kahele to relative | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


State Sen. Kai Kahele has passed along a controversial state land lease in Milolii to a relative.

Source: BLNR OKs transfer of land lease in Milolii from Kahele to relative | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/blnr-ok-s-transfer-of-land-lease-in-milolii-from-kahele-to-relative).

Accessed on 27 July 2016, 16:20 hrs, UTC.

Reporter: Tom Callis.

Please click link to read the full story.

Comment:

Hawaii Island State Senator Kai Kahele has shed the last impediment to his reelection campaign.

The state Board of Land and Natural Resources has approved the transfer of a “residential lease” of Kahele’s Milolii home to  Orana Fernandez, the granddaughter of Sally Dacalio, who held the lease prior to Kahele.

Kai Kahele held the lease since 2011.  Reporter Tom Callis says Kahele continued to reside in Hilo, “even though he was required to use the Milolii home as his primary residence.”

Kahele told reporter Callis that he knew about the residency law when he assumed the lease, “contrary to earlier statements he made to reporters.”

The issues of residency and the Milolii lease were raised when Kai Kahele was appointed to the District 1 state senate seat once held by Kai’s late father, Gil Kahele.

Kai Kahele said his original plan was to transfer the Milolii lease to another relative who could live there.  Kahele added that he “had hoped to take care of this before the election…things like this take a bit of time,”


For the latest Hawaii Island, state of Hawaii, national, and sports news, please check out the blog sidebars. These news feeds are updated daily.

Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

Thanks for joining us today!

Until next time,

Russ Roberts

Hawaii News Digest

Kamehameha statue vandal gets 5 years | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


A 32-year-old man who damaged Hilo’s statue of King Kamehameha the Great and hid the top portion of its bronze spear during last year’s Labor Day weekend was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison.

Source: Kamehameha statue vandal gets 5 years | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/kamehameha-statue-vandal-gets-5-years).

Accessed on 27 July 2016, 15:56 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  John Burnett.

Please click link to read the full story.

Comment:

Hilo Circuit Judge Glenn Hara sentenced 32-year-old William Roy Carroll III to five years in prison for damaging Hilo’s statue of King Kamehameha and hiding a part of the statue’s spear during last year’s Labor Day weekend.  Earlier, a Hilo jury convicted Carroll of second-and third-degree theft and second-degree criminal property damage.

Video presented at the trial showed Carroll dragging a chain through the Bayside Chevron station on the way to the statue.

Deputy Public Defender Patrick Munoz unsuccessfully argued for probation for Carroll, saying he “has problems, but he is a family man…the biggest sadness…this whole time has been being separated from his daughter.”  Munoz argued that “is redeemable” with mental health and substance abuse treatment.

Meanwhile Deputy Prosecutor Haaheo Kahoohalahala argued for a prison sentence, saying Carroll “lost one year of his life due to his own actions, no one else’s.”  Carroll is also awaiting trial in Honolulu for a felony drug charge, DUI, and driving without a license.

Judge Hara was quick to point out that Carroll’s behavior “indicates to me that you do not have any respect for the law and the rights of others.”


For the latest Hawaii Island, state of Hawaii, national, and sports news, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.

Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

Thanks for joining us today!

Until next time,

Russ Roberts

Hawaii News Digest

State briefs for July 26 | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


BOH tops Street 2Q forecasts

Source: State briefs for July 26 | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/state/state-briefs-july-26).

Accessed on 26 July 2016, 19:29 hrs, UTC.

Please click link to read the state news summary.

Comment:

Here are some of the state of Hawai stories I’m following today, Tuesday, 26 July 2016:

Bank of Hawaii reports second-quarter earnings of $44.2 million.  BOH performance in the second-quarter was better than Wall Street investors had forecast.

Victim helps attacker get reduced sentence.  The Canadian tourist who was held up at gun point on Maui asked the court for leniency for Joseph-Planesi Kauhola.


For the latest Hawaii Island, state of Hawaii, national, and sports news, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.

In the lefthand sidebar, you will find additional local and state stories from Big Island Now.com, Hawaii Scoop.it News Network, West Hawaii Today, and the Hawaii Tribune-Herald.  You can follow international news by checking out the news feed from Reuters.

Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

Thanks for joining us today!

Until next time,

Russ Roberts

Hawaii News Digest

Hawaii news, analysis, and commentary.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 435 other followers

%d bloggers like this: