Accessed on 12 April 2018, 1440 UTC, Post #16633.
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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.
HILO — Bolstered by a state recalculation that shows a half-cent general excise tax surcharge would give the county twice what was originally thought, Mayor Harry Kim has resumed lobbying the County Council to pass it.
Rat lungworm disease remains a viable threat to Hawaii residents.
HONOLULU — A former soldier who was stationed at Schofield Barracks has pleaded guilty to sexually exploiting a child.
HONOLULU — Women lawmakers at the state Capitol want the House and Senate to update rules on handling sexual harassment complaints — a push that comes amid high-profile misconduct allegations nationwide and after a former House speaker resigned after acknowledging inappropriate behavior toward women.
KEALAKEKUA — For kids just starting to learn to read, good hearing and vision are crucial.