West Hawaii News Headlines, Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Hawaii News Digest, 17 January 2018, 1455 UTC, Post #16265.



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Here are the top West Hawaii News Headlines for Wednesday, 17 January 2018, from “West Hawaii Today”, published in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents unless otherwise stated.

Feds say they’ll work closer with Hawaii on emergency alerts

Sen. Mazie Hirono on Tuesday secured a commitment from Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen to improve communication between the federal government and states on emergency alerts, including verification of the information contained in alerts.

Man who fled Hawaii psychiatric hospital pleads not guilty

HONOLULU — A man who escaped from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital and flew to California will stay behind bars instead of going back to the facility he was sent after being acquitted by reason of insanity for a woman’s 1979 killing, his attorney said Tuesday.

Hawaii part of lawsuit on net neutrality

HONOLULU — Attorney General Doug Chin joined 22 state attorneys general Tuesday in filing a multistate lawsuit to block the Federal Communications Commission’s illegal rollback of net neutrality.

National Sugar Awareness Week is upon us

National Sugar Awareness Week, is upon us. I’ve never written about sugar because everything I read about it usually sounds like a warning or a lecture, and I love food too much to write something negative. That being said, the average American eats 60 pounds of sugar per year, and we all know that sugar can be a vehicle for everything from weight gain and tooth decay to diabetes and heart disease. What I’d like to share are some options for having your cake … and your health, without sacrificing flavor.

Island Life: 1-16-18

The sky is lit with colors around sunset in South Kona. (Jean Trueman/Community Contributor)

Short Hops

Tante and Araceli Urban Foundation donates to Kealakehe girls soccer program

Red Cross: Be prepared for any disaster

HILO — In light of Saturday’s false ballistic missile alert, the American Red Cross on Monday reminded Hawaii residents to remain prepared for any disaster, natural or man-made.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts
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