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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.
KAILUA-KONA — A state Department of Health employee confirmed a state-operated permanent air quality monitor in Ocean View has been offline for several days after a cellphone tower in the area was vandalized earlier this week.
KAILUA-KONA — Five men were arrested on suspicion of prostitution this week after Hawaii Police Department’s Vice section conducted a sting operation downtown.
HILO — The state Department of Transportation is planning to build a third evacuation route in case Highway 130 is no longer passable in lower Puna.
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HILO — An agreement signed Friday by the state Department of Land and Natural Resources, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Kamehameha Schools will protect and aid the recovery of 32 federally endangered species on the Big Island.
HILO — More students will get assistance with education costs after legislation expanding the Hawaii Promise scholarship program was signed by Gov. David Ige earlier this month.
KAILUA-KONA — Steve Marks was leaving Honokohau Harbor earlier this month for a day of fishing when he abruptly had to bring his boat to a halt.
HILO — The ever-growing Halemaumau crater already has swallowed the Overlook parking lot and might make the Jaggar Museum unusable.
HILO — Kamehameha Schools will start a new search for an operator to harvest approximately 10,000 acres of forest land on the Hamakua Coast after Hawaii Forest withdrew from lease negotiations earlier this month.
HILO — The maternal aunt of a 9-year-old Hilo girl who allegedly was starved to death by her parents and maternal grandmother has been granted permission to represent the girl’s estate.
KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island police are investigating a reported sexual assault that occurred last week near an Ocean View business.
The Big Island Amateur Radio Club will participate in the 2018 ARRL Field Day Emergency Communications exercise today (Saturday), beginning at 8 a.m., at Hilo’s Reed’s Bay Hotel. The event is free and open to the public.
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