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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories from the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, published in Hilo, Hawaii. Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
The state Department of Health issued a final cleanup action report for two vacant commercial lots near Waiakea Villas contaminated with arsenic from a former canec plant.
Mayor Harry Kim earlier this month presented a balanced budget to the County Council. Projected revenues from property taxes, gas taxes and fees cover the $515.7 million spending plan for the fiscalyear that starts July 1.
State officials are going out to bid for more soil sampling at Kolekole Beach Park, which closed almost a year ago due to lead contamination.
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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.
About 1 in 24 homes in Hawaii is a vacation rental, which is contributing to the state’s shortage of affordable housing, according to a report by an advocacy group.
Police are investigating the theft of tree service equipment from a rural Waimea location.
A bill that would grant the terminally ill medical assistance in taking their own lives passed its final committee in the state Senate, opening the way for a final Senate vote.
A quartet of bills that would have regulated potentially addictive “gambling” systems in video games have died after failing to meet legislative deadlines.
A 65-year-old Pahoa man was indicted by a Hilo grand jury for an armed standoff last month in Puna during which a police officer was shot.
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.
Hundreds of Hawaii Island residents might participate in “March For Our Lives” rallies for gun control today in Hilo and Waimea.