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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.
Photos by HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald.
HONOLULU — State lawmakers on Tuesday passed a measure that would ban sunscreen containing oxybenzone in an effort to protect coral reefs. Senators and representatives also voted to prohibit licensed professional counselors from attempting to change the sexual orientation of minors.
A brief look at news from throughout the state.
— California Drivers With No Tickets In 3 Years Are In For A Big Surprise
A bill that would penalize people who falsely present their pets as service animals passed its final reading Tuesday and will go before the governor’s office for final consideration.
The University of Hawaii at Hilo and Hawaii Community College might soon be smoke-free.
A bill prohibiting the use of certain pesticides near schools and banning the use of other pesticides will head to the governor’s office after passing its final reading Tuesday in the state Legislature.
KAILUA-KONA — Friends of Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden is one step closer to securing the landmark garden and reopening it to the public.
KEALAKEKUA — A well-known Hawaiian musician acquitted Tuesday of sex assault and other offenses will still have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
The sister of a 49-year-old Waipio Valley man shot to death two years ago in the valley testified in court Tuesday that the defendant, Wayne Teves, had threatened at least twice to kill her brother if she didn’t pay him money he allegedly thought he was owed for the death of his daughter.
An intrusion of magma into Kilauea’s East Rift Zone shook the ground under lower Puna residents’ feet Tuesday and stirred worries about a new volcanic vent opening near populated areas.