West Hawaii News, Saturday, 19 May 2018

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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.

Ride of Silence speaks volumes for cycling community

KAILUA-KONA — A little more than a week ago, Pam Harlow was cycling on Queen Kaahumanu Highway near Kiholo Bay when a southbound van sped past her in close enough proximity she could have reached her hand out and touched it.

Recuperating Kim backs out of spotlight

HILO — Three weeks after Mayor Harry Kim suffered his fifth heart attack, he’s moved behind the scenes but remains unapologetic about a comment he made during his last public appearance Monday.

First case of rat lungworm disease confirmed on Oahu in 2018

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) confirmed a case of rat lungworm disease in a toddler from Central Oahu. The child became ill earlier this month and was hospitalized. DOH conducted a detailed investigation and laboratory results confirmed evidence of the rat lungworm disease parasite (Angiostrongylus cantonensis) in the child’s spinal fluid. This is the first confirmed case of rat lungworm disease contracted on Oahu this year and the fourth confirmed case statewide in 2018.

Citations issued for illegal Kohala camping

Due to receiving numerous complaints from members of the community, North Kohala Community Police along with Area II Special Enforcement Unit Officers (SEU), and Hawaii County Parks and Recreation’s maintenance workers, conducted a beach park sweep of individuals camping without a camper’s permit.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts
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