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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories compiled by the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, published in Hilo, Hawaii. Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
Supreme Court considers appeal by travel firms
Two West Hawaii candidates are playing musical chairs in their House and Senate races. With four months until the Aug. 11 primary, Brenda Ford and Richard Creagan are changing their plans.
Despite a drier-than-average March on most of the island, rainfall totals for the year so far continue to be higher than average.
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VOLCANO — Scientists are teaming up with students at the Volcano School of Arts and Sciences to better study ambrosia beetles, a potential vector of rapid ‘ohi‘a death.
Khanh Huynh has been a commercial fisherman since he was 12 years old. For the past six years, he’s been living on a fishing boat in Hawaii, catching premium ahi tuna for some of the world’s most discerning consumers. The 28-year-old fisherman from outside Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, recently saved the lives of two Americans and helped rescue five others after the fishing vessel he was working on sank hundreds of miles off Hawaii’s Big Island.
HONOLULU — A man who lied to the University of Hawaii about his ability to get Stevie Wonder to play at a fundraiser concert was sentenced Friday to nearly five years in prison.
A brief look at news from throughout the state and region.
HONOLULU — Former Sen. Daniel Kahikina Akaka, the first Native Hawaiian elected to Congress who served for more than three decades, died Friday. He was 93.
Legislation to create a new Maunakea management authority is dead in the House but remains alive in the Senate after three committees inserted the language into a separate measure.
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources is proposing changes to rules regulating activity in the state’s forest reserves.
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