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Here are today’s top West Hawaii news stories from “West Hawaii Today”, published in Kailua-Kona. Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
HILO — Eighteen people came out to a public hearing Monday evening on a proposed quarter-percent increase in the general excise tax, evenly split between those in support and those in opposition.
HILO — After hearing pleas from short-term vacation rental operators in Puna and elsewhere asking the county put a vacation rental bill aside until Puna and the county recover from its ongoing lava emergency, the County Council Planning Committee postponed action Monday until July 10.
KAILUA-KONA — The Hawaii Police Department has collected $120 in counterfeit bills after receiving reports of fake $20 and $100 bills circulating in businesses around the Kailua-Kona area, authorities confirmed Monday.
HONOLULU (AP) — A former manager of a defunct credit union on Hawaii’s island of Molokai has been sentenced to seven years in prison for embezzling more than $1 million with another employee.
The recent deaths of three critically endangered Hawaiian monk seals on Oahu due to toxoplasmosis could have been preventable, according to a joint statement from the heads of the Hawaii Departments of Health (DOH) and Land and Natural Resources (DLNR).
HONOLULU — The Hawaii Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether to approve a building permit for a telescope on Maunakea.