Accessed on 08 March 2018, 1512 UTC, Post #16616.
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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.
KAILUA-KONA — Area boaters are invited to take part in an effort to clean up the waters off Kona when Big Island Wave Riders Against Drugs presents “Scoop It: Marine Debris.”
For thousands of local residents who aren’t among the relative few holding coveted tickets to the Merrie Monarch Festival’s hula competition, the live statewide broadcast by KFVE-TV of the three nights of hula is a must view.
The dances of Hawaii’s past were brought to life Friday night during the group hula kahiko (ancient hula) competition during the 55th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival.
— As a child, it was baseball—playing it as often as possible and cheering on his favorite teams. These days, it’s snowboarding, gracefully whooshing down snowy slopes, his board and body moving as one.
HILO — They formerly worked in banking, education, tourism, small business and government.
KAILUA-KONA — Coffee lovers, vendors and educators alike gathered Friday for the Kona Coffee Farmers Association’s annual Kona Coffee and Small Farm Expo.
Hawaii Island Police are asking the public for help in identifying the person whose image was captured on surveillance cameras in connection with a theft from a Hilo store.
HONOLULU — A North Carolina man has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for a concert scam that humiliated the University of Hawaii.
KAILUA-KONA — A flash flood watch is in effect for all Hawaiian Islands through Sunday.
HONOLULU — Former Sen. Daniel Kahikina Akaka, the first Native Hawaiian elected to Congress and who served for more than three decades, died Friday. He was 93.
HONOLULU — 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.
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