HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Voting unanimously, the Hawaii Land Use Commission has reclassified the Ka Iwi coast from urban to conservation. The decision covers state-owned shorefront lands from Hanauma Bay to Makapuu point. The decision covers more than 200 acres once owned by Kamehameha Schools. It does not yet cover state lands on the mauka side of the road and those involved say they're still working on that.
L&L Hawaiian Barbecue makes landfall today in Japan. Its third international location opens today in Tokyo's prestigious and bustling Shibuya District, perhaps the single best place to plant the L&L flag.
Hawaii Airlines has started daily service from Oakland to Maui. It runs through the first week of September. That's 24,000 seats worth of new summer airlift to the valley isle.
The company that built Superferry has won a $100 million contract to build two similar ships for the Navy. Austral Use in Mobile, Alabama, is building three ships for the naval sea systems command already.
The Hawaii legislature's House and Senate labor committees hold a joint hearing today. The subject, the collapse of a Hawaiian cement tower at Campbell Industrial Park. A worker died and they want to know why officials fined the company only $750 when it could have been $7,000. 10:00 a.m., State Capitol, room 329.