Hawaii Island News, 23 June 2018

Accessed on 23 June 2018, 1022 UTC, Post #17077.



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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories from the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, published in Hilo, Hawaii. Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Lawsuits challenge efforts to push abstinence-only on teens

SPOKANE, Wash. — Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program that has served more than 1 million young people.


Guardsman reflects on time spent in eruption zone

Major Jeff Hickman has had nine days off since May 7. Every other day, Hickman said, has been spent managing public and media access to the lower Puna eruption zone in his capacity asHawaii National Guard public affairs officer.

TMT arguments center around Amano’s membership to ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center

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.

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Russ Roberts