Accessed on 21 June 2018, 1557 UTC, Post #17065.
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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 Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
HONOLULU — A bill going before Congress would designate a World War II internment camp on Oahu as a national historic site, allowing it access to more protections and funding.
HILO — Close swimming pools on weekends. Shutter gyms and other county facilities two days a week. Suspend the county recycling program. Stop funding community events such as the Cherry Blossom Festival.
HILO — A special session of the state Legislature to help lava-ravaged Puna is being mulled for mid-August, as Hawaii County works with local legislators to put a plan together.
KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii’s fight against the invasive coffee berry borer takes more than a minimal financial toll on its farming community.
HILO — Officers from the Hawaii County Police Department and the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) cited six people over the past 24 hours for loitering and refusing to evacuate in lower Puna. This brings the number of citations issued since the eruption began in early May to 47.
KAILUA-KONA — Alaska Airlines will commence new, nonstop service between Sacramento, California, and Kailua-Kona starting later this year.