West Hawaii News, 01 August 2018

Accessed on 01 August 2018, 1415 UTC, Post #17333.



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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.

Visitor numbers drop in June

HILO — Although total visitor spending on the Big Island this year to date remains higher than 2017, spending and visitors to the island declined in June.

Upcoming vehicle disposal assistance program offered

The County of Hawaii Department of Environmental Management Derelict and Abandoned Vehicle Section is initiating a short-term program starting in August that is designed to assist county residents with the disposal of unwanted vehicles.

DUI arrests down 2.2% so far this year

During the week of July 23-29, Hawaii Island police arrested 15 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21.

Kim has defibrillator implanted

HILO — Mayor Harry Kim underwent an out-patient procedure involving the insertion of a defibrillator at Hilo Medical Center this morning.

County accepts bid for Lono Kona sewer improvements

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii County on Friday awarded a bid for the Lono Kona sewer project to Honolulu-based contractor Nan Inc., which is now tasked with transitioning the neighborhood known locally as “Hamburger Hill” away from large-capacity cesspools.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts