Shot taken from Mauna KFilmed by a webcam mounted on the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Mauna Kea

Aliens Over Hawaii?

Filmed by a webcam mounted on the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Mauna Kea

The Daily Mail is reporting aliens may have been spotted above Hawaii via a camera mounted atop Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii.

In a report entitled “UFO, ‘Star Gate’ or just a ballistic missile? Mysterious bubble-like light burst seen over Hawaii”, the London paper said:Sky watchers have been flooding internet forums with speculation about the burst, filmed by a webcam mounted on the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Mauna Kea.”

Read the full report here.

Investigation Underway at Capitol

Senate Vice President Donna Mercado Kim will head up an investigation into airport operations focusing mainly on the state airport on the island of Kauai.

Kim, who chairs the Special Committee on Accountability, will also include on the committee Vice Chair Kalani English and Sens. Les Ihara, Ronald Kouchi and Sam Slom.

In the past there have been problems at the Kauai airport involving embezzlement, security breaches and management issues.

Hearings will likely take place this summer.

Hawaii Unemployment Numbers Released

The state issued this report: Honolulu’s (Oahu) unemployment rate edged up to 4.9 percent in May from 4.6 percent in April but it was still among the lowest out of nearly 400 metropolitan areas. Statewide initial unemployment claims increased by 0.3%, with this week’s total filings of 1,816 and filings during the same week in 2010 of 1,810.

Comparing 2011 to 2010 for the counties:

·        Oahu had 82 more claims filed
·        Hawaii had 37 fewer claims filed
·        Maui had 72 fewer claims filed
·        Kauai had 27 more claims filed

In percentage changes, comparing the current week to the same week a year ago:

·        Oahu had a 8.7% increase
·        Hawaii had a 9.1% decrease
·        Maui had a 25.4% decrease
·        Kauai had a 23.9% increase

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