Hawaii Island News, 02 August 2018

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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.

Brush fire closes Highway 190

KAILUA-KONA — Traffic was backed up to a stand-still from Kawaihae Road to the Waikoloa Beach Resort after emergency responders closed junctions at Waikoloa Road and Daniel K. Inouye Highway due to a brush fire Wednesday afternoon.

’Hilo Massacre’ commemorated

Eighty years ago, a peaceful protest took a tragic turn as police opened fire on an unarmed crowd of union workers and their supporters at the docks of Hilo Bay in 1938.

State, county eye bypass routes for Highway 11

The state and county are looking at the possibility of building a bypass route or routes as the condition of Highway 11 near Volcano village and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park deteriorates because of near-constant seismic activity at the summit of Kilauea volcano.

Police arrest 15 for DUI

During the week of July 23-29, 2018, Hawaii Island police arrested 15 motorists for DUI. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident and two were younger than 21.

Mayor Kim back on job, briefs lava emergency workers

Mayor Harry Kim briefed emergency workers at Hawaii County Civil Defense headquarters in Hilo, less than 24 hours after having a heart defibrillator implanted in an outpatient procedure at Hilo Medical Center.

Obituaries for August 1

Louise Byron Isherwood, 78, of Hilo died July 20 at home. Born in Milton, La., she was a retired public school English teacher, member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Tuesday (Aug. 7) at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Aloha or business attire; no flowers. Memorial donations to Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Lyman Museum or charity of choice. Survived by husband, Myron Isherwood Jr. of Hilo; daughters, Pamela (George) Kruse of Kalaheo, Kauai, Kathleen (Glenn Ohashi) Isherwood of Hilo, Gaylen “Lani” (Ernie Costa Jr.) Isherwood of Waikele, Oahu, Gwendolyn (Pao-Chi Hwang) Isherwood of Honolulu and Francene (Ken) Depew of Ewa Beach, Oahu; brothers, Patrick Byron of Mississippi and John (Belle) Byron of Texas; sister, Mary (James) Eubank of Louisiana; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts