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State roundup for November 3

Waikiki shooting victim identified

HONOLULU (AP) — The medical examiner’s office has identified a woman found shot in the head last week in a Waikiki apartment.

Police are investigating the death of 33-year-old Tara Isnin as a murder-attempted suicide.

Paramedics responding to a report of a shooting found her and a man with gunshot wounds early Monday in an apartment.

The 40-year-old man was taken to a hospital in serious condition.

According to the military, he’s assigned to the Pacific Command’s Special Operations Command. A command spokesman says he enlisted in the Army in 1995 and is stationed at Camp Smith. The man remains hospitalized and no arrests have been made.

The medical examiner’s office says Isnin died of injuries from multiple gunshot wounds.

Threats against Kauai mayor

LIHUE, Kauai (AP) — Kauai police are investigating threats made against Mayor Bernard Carvalho after he vetoed a bill regulating the use of pesticides and genetically modified crops.

Kauai Police Chief Darryl Perry said Friday people have threatened the mayor over the phone, through email and on social media.

He says the police take these threats seriously and are moving forward to identify the people who made them.

Carvalho on Thursday said he agreed with the intent of Bill 2491 but vetoed the measure because it was legally flawed.

The legislation would have required Kauai’s largest agricultural companies to disclose the presence and use of pesticides and genetically modified crops.

It would have also established pesticide-free buffer zones around schools, hospitals, homes and other areas.

New dorms for Kamehameha

HONOLULU (AP) — There are new dormitories for middle school students boarding at Kamehameha Schools’ Kapalama campus.

School officials said students and staff would complete their move into the new dormitories during the weekend.

The two buildings are three stories high and include communal bathrooms, conference rooms and study rooms.

Construction on the buildings started last year, the fifth major renovation project to be completed at the Honolulu campus.

Kamehameha Schools enroll nearly 7,000 students at campuses statewide.


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