Longtime Hawaii investigative reporter Jim Dooley will sign copies of his new book. “Sunny Skies, Shady Characters: Cop Killers and Corruptions in the Aloha State” at a talk in Honolulu on Wednesday, Sept. 16.
The event will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Hukilau restaurant at 1008 Bishop St.
Asst. Professor of Hawaiian Studies Alapaki Luke, reminds us that Thursday’s flooding on and around Honolulu Community College shouldn’t be any big surprise. After all, the neighborhood where the campus sits was once filled with lo’i/wetland taro patches, including 45 within HonCC boundaries.
And the area where Costco now sits was Kūwili loko iʻa (fishpond) before.
So the area alwas a wetland and was only recently back filled starting in the 1900s.
Hawaii has been reported to have one of the best community college systems in the country.
According to the personal finance website WalletHub, who conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Best & Worst Community Colleges, then drew upon its results to identify the States with the Best & Worst Community College Systems.
After comparing 670 community colleges across 17 key metrics, ranging from the fees to student-faculty ratio to the cost of in-state tuition and fees, Hawaii was considered to have the 14th best system in the U.S.
Hawaii’s nationally ranked schools are:
147th – Kapiolani Community College
210th – University of Hawaii Maui College
241st – Kauai Community College
257th – Windward Community College
309th – Hawaii Community College
431st – Leeward Community College
464th – Honolulu Community College
Data used to create these rankings were obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics, the Center for Community College Student Engagement, and the Council for Community and Economic Research and American Institutes for Research and Optimity Advisors.
To see the full report: http://wallethub.com/edu/best-
HONOLULU —Tuesday, at 11p.m. Ignacio was last located about 385 miles north of Hilo and 290 miles north-northeast of Honolulu, moving toward the northwest at 10 mph. This movement is expected through early Thursday.
The center of the hurricane is expected to pass 200 to 300 miles northeast of Oahu and Kauai (which started Tuesday night) and will continue through Wednesday. Maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph with higher gusts. Some slight additional weakening is expected over the next 48 hours. Tropical force winds extend outward up to 205 miles from the center.
A high surf warning is in effect for the east and northeast facing shores of Oahu, Kauai, Maui, Big Island, and Molokai (at least until 6 a.m). Wednesday. Very large surf up to 20 feet in some areas is causing ocean overwash and leaving debris on some coastal roads.
As of 11 p.m. Tuesday, Jimena (which is now a category 3) was last located about 855 miles east of Hilo and 1,050 miles east of Honolulu.
Jimena is moving toward the west-northwest near 9 mph. The forward motion is forecast to slow and the track to curve toward the northwest over the next 48 hours.
Maximum sustained winds are near 115 mph with higher gusts. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center, and tropical storm force winds extends outward up to 185 miles. Gradual weakening is forecast over the next 48 hours.
(image was taken from KITV4 news website)