East Oahu News – Friday Update 8/19/2016

 

August 18, 2016 – The fourth annual Keith Dinsmoor Trophy Regatta was held in the waters off Lahaina near Mala Wharf in West Maui on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13 and 14.  Representing the Hawaii Kai Boat Club, this year’s overall winner was Gavin Ball. [Lahaina News

August 17, 2016 – Civil Beat’s long-read on toxoplasmosis highlights the danger feral cat feces pose to endangered species.  At least eight critically endangered Hawaiian monk seals, two spinner dolphins, nene geese and native birds over the past 15 years have died from the parasitic disease.  At issue is whether the current policy of Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) is working with just 10,000 cats sterilized of an estimated population of 300,000.  Hawaii Kai’s feral cat colony was featured prominently throughout the article. [Civil Beat]

August 16, 2016 – ProService Hawaii, a staffing company headquartered in Hawaii Kai, is buying HiHR, the human resources arm of The Hawaii Group.  The purchase will boost ProService’s total of worksite employees served to more than 30,000, the two companies said Monday. [PBN]

August 15, 2016 – The State Health Department traced the Hepatitis A outbreak to raw scallops consumed at Genki Sushi restaurants.  All locations, including the restaurant in Aina Haina, were ordered closed until further notice [Civil Beat]

August 15, 2016 – KITV weighs in on the contest between Hawaii Kai’s incumbent State Senator Sam Slom and challenger Stanley Chang.  [KITV]

August 15, 2016 – A Hawaii Kai man has been charged with murder in a Makiki stabbing. [Star Advertiser]

August 13, 2016 – Hahaione PTSA has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for playground repairs following last week’s vandalism.

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