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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 Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
KAILUA-KONA — A grand jury indicted a Honaunau man accused of murder stemming from a shooting last month on Painted Church Road.
A Big Island firefighter accused of lying to a federal grand jury about his relationship with a Honolulu deputy prosecutor in the fraud and corruption case against her and her husband, the former Honolulu police chief, has been put on paid leave.
Because so much of Hawaii Island geography is designated as lava zones 1 and 2, it doesn’t make sense to bar construction there, said Mayor Harry Kim on Tuesday.
A recent study by University of Hawaii at Manoa researchers has revealed more information about where rat lungworm has spread — and where it might spread in the future as the climate changes.
Two of the largest known populations of endangered native Hawaiian plants have been destroyed by the Kilauea eruption, the Department of Land and Natural Resources reported Tuesday.
HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige plans to veto legislation that would expand the state’s hotel tax.
KAILUA-KONA — The county Parks and Recreation Department closed the main parking lot at Kailua-Kona’s Laaloa Beach Park, popularly known as Magic Sands, in May 2017, announcing plans to reconfigure and reduce lot capacity with an initial timeline of about 18 months. Fourteen months later, nothing has changed and no work has been initiated.
HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige is signing into law two bills that would tighten the state’s already strict gun regulations.
Only one house is left standing in Kapoho Beach Lots as two were destroyed by lava between Monday and this morning, according to authorities.
Police are releasing a composite sketch of a suspect wanted in connection with a reported robbery in upper Puna.