Hawaii Island News, Wednesday, 02 May 2018

Accessed on 02 May 2018, 1419 UTC, Post #16730.



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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.

Hawaii lawmakers approve gay conversion therapy ban

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.

Pesticide bill clears final hurdle

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.

Musician acquitted of sex assault

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.

Waipio Valley murder trial opens

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.

Magma on the move

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.

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Russ Roberts
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