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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.
When bids for the Lono Kona sewer project came in earlier this year, the county tossed them out, hoping for abetter deal. The opposite happened when the new set of bids was opened Thursday — the bids came in evenhigher.
KAWAIHAE — It was no surprise to find Café Pesto Kawaihae filled with loyal customers every day last week.
Proving that even the creators of art exhibitions are only paid peanuts, the Mokupapapa Discovery Center will display paintings by an Asian elephant this week.
By The Salvation Army
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In Hawaii, a frequent home to the highest fuel costs in the country, it always pays to avoid the pump. The state retained the dubious moniker Friday of most costly to motorists, as the average price of gasoline per 1 gallon of regular unleaded across the islands registered at $3.508, according to the AAA websitegasprices.aaa.com.
A Senate committee amended a bill authorizing a $25 million special purpose revenue bond for a small electricalsatellite launch facility in response to strong opposition from Ka‘u residents.
The 1946 tsunami that hit Hilo was generated by an 8.6-magnitude earthquake in the Aleutians. It took five hours for the waves to reach the Hawaiian Islands. Unfortunately, there was no warning system at that time. There was devastation to homes, schools and businesses in Hilo and elsewhere, to the piers at the Port of Hilo, and to the railroad track and train cars.
Police Chief Paul Ferreira said one of the most pressing priorities and toughest challenges the Hawaii Police Department faces is seeking additional officer positions and recruiting to fill existing officer vacancies.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is nearly done fencing the lower Kahuku unit, part of its efforts to make the land acquired in 2003 free of mouflon sheep and other ungulates.
The crew of Hokule‘a will be given a warm welcome Monday when the Polynesian sailing canoe docks at the GrandNaniloa Hotel in Hilo.
A 25-year-old man was hospitalized with injuries to his hand and leg Saturday morningfollowing a shark attack in the waters near Kukio Beach, the Department of Land and Natural Resources saidSaturday.