Accessed on 24 March 2018, 1516 UTC, Post #16548.
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Here are today’s top West Hawaii news stories from “West Hawaii Today”, published in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
KAILUA-KONA — Three Hawaii Island schools — including two from West Hawaii — are putting their robotics know-how to the test this week as they vie for a chance at an upcoming world robotics championship.
HILO — A 65-year-old Pahoa man has been indicted by a Hilo grand jury for an armed standoff last month in Puna during which a police officer was shot.
HONOLULU — The House Finance Committee passed a bill Wednesday involving vegetative buffer zones around schools to protect against large-scale industrial pesticide use.
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— The U.S. broke records in 2016 with 19 separate flooding events – the most in recorded history, according to USA Today – and this year’s wildfires continue to threaten homes in the West.
HILO — The National Weather Service is predicting severe weather for the Big Island this weekend, especially tonight.
HILO — The federal budget enacted by the newly passed $1.3 trillion spending omnibus has wide-reaching effects on every state, and Hawaii is no exception.
WAIMEA — Nearly a dozen men, women and children waving signs along Church Row had a message for the community: “justice and love Fabian.”
KAILUA-KONA — The North Kona water system is down another deep well, bringing the number of inoperative water sources in the 13-source system back up to three.
Hawaii County unemployment rate down slightly in February
With today the deadline for bills to move to their final committees, only one of the dozens of marijuana bills introduced this year in the state Legislature remains in discussion.
KAILUA-KONA — The state Department of the Attorney General has recommended the Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office review a case naming a former Hawaii County police officer as a person of interest in the theft of drug evidence.