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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.
HILO — As the reality of the county’s budget crisis sank in Thursday, Mayor Harry Kim held an emergency Cabinet meeting seeking $5 million in cuts, and the Salary Commission voted to postpone discussion of a new round of top officials’ raises until August.
HONOLULU— An 800-pound chunk from the USS Arizona battleship that sank during the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor is heading to Texas for display at a war memorial.
HONOLULU — A Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission has fined a state representative more than $15,000 after finding more than two dozen violations of campaign spending laws.
HONOLULU — The Hawaii Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in an appeal that could determine whether an embattled multi-nation telescope project can be built on a mountain Native Hawaiians consider sacred or have to move to a backup site in Spain’s Canary Islands that’s less desirable to scientists hoping to use the instrument for groundbreaking discoveries.
Hawaii Island police are investigating a reported missing person that occurred within a designated evacuation area inundated by lava.
Hawaii Island Police have arrested a female within the Leilani Estates subdivision after it was discovered that she had unlawfully taken up residence in an unfinished house under construction on Alapai Street. This morning, a homeowner contacted police after encountering the unknown female on her property with indications that unauthorized persons had frequented that location in the past.
KAILUA-KONA — A tip from the public about a suspicious man in a vehicle parked near Ocean View resulted in the 39-year-old’s rest and the recovery of a firearm and drugs.