West Hawaii News, 13 June 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.

Lawsuit filed in alleged child starvation

The maternal aunt of a 9-year-old Hilo girl allegedly starved to death almost two years ago by her parents and maternal grandmother has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the state, the girl’s parents and her maternal grandmother.

Slowed, but not stopped

KAILUA-KONA — It’s been one month to the day since South Kona woman Deborah “Debby” Wiley wandered away from her Captain Cook home and hasn’t returned.

Windermere employees spruce up Hale Halawai

KAILUA-KONA — The Hale Halawai kitchen received a much-needed facelift on Friday thanks to Windermere C and H Properties employees. Cabinets were sanded and painted, floors power washed, walls got a fresh coat of paint and new appliances were installed.

Ethics Board OKs sole-source contract

HILO —The Board of Ethics on Tuesday cleared a retired county employee to hold a county contract overseeing a project replacing the county’s problematic online building permit application system.

Bicycle theft suspect arrested

Hawaii Island police have arrested and charged 27-year-old Keola Werner-Kealoha in connection with a burglary of the police substation at the Mooheau Bus Terminal in downtown Hilo.

Decreased wind means more Kona vog this weekend

As gas emissions from the fissure eruption and at the ocean entry continue to be very high, the National Weather Service reported a decrease in trade winds will result in thicker vog through the weekend for the southern part of the island, through Pahala to Ocean View and wrapping around to Kona.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts