Accessed on 06 April 2018, 1450 UTC, Post #16608.
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Here are the top West Hawaii news stories for Friday, 06 April 2018, from “West Hawaii Today”, published in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
KAILUA-KONA — Renee Ebanies was raped by her father when she was 12 years old.
KEALAKEKUA — In the newly opened KTA Express, shoppers exude palpable excitement. A man entering the store exclaims unprompted, “New store opening? Good stuff!” flashing two thumbs up as he strolls through the store’s automatic sliding doors.
HILO — Three Hawaii Island dancers were among 12 wahine competing in the 55th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival Thursday night for the title of Miss Aloha Hula. They are Joelle Nohealani Kalima, Hula Halau O KouLima Nani E, kumu hula Iwalani Kalima; Asialynn Genoa Kalihilihi‘ulaonalehua‘ohopoe Yap, kumu hula Nani Lim Yap; and Alana Maureen Ka‘ano‘anookalani Paiva, Halau O Ka Ua Kani Lehua, kumu hula Johnny Lum Ho.
KAILUA-KONA — Yield fell while prices remained relatively steady across the Hawaii coffee market during the 2017-18 season, leaving a blend of opinions throughout the industry about its long-term prospects.
HONOLULU — The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency began implementing its plan for responding to a ballistic missile attack before it was entirely drafted, a senior state official said Thursday at a hearing on why the agency mistakenly sent cellphone and broadcast alerts across the islands in January.
HONOLULU — Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s plan to legalize more vacation rentals but under stricter regulations has had a mixed reception.
KAILUA-KONA — The community has come together to support a family after the unexpected death of a Holualoa woman last month.