Accessed on 25 March 2018, 1449 UTC, Post #16553.
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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.
Supporters braved the Waimea rain Saturday to walk from Church Row to Parker School, participating in the March For Our Lives.
HONOLULU — 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.
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.
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.
HILO — Mayor Harry Kim earlier this month presented a balanced budget to the County Council.
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.
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.
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