Hawaii Island News, 13 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 news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Bad blood in Puna: Ousted councilwoman cries foul

When the dust settled on the Hawaii County Council District 4 primary election race, the final returns showed a political newcomer winning a 20-point landslide as a result of what she called an “aloha-driven, clean, positive campaign” and the ousted incumbent saying it “was anything but that.”

Program gives students hands-on experience in STEM fields

It was almost like show-and-tell Thursday at Grand Naniloa Hotel. There, 16 of the Akamai Workforce Initiative’s 38 summer interns made presentations about their summer work during one of four symposiums that conclude the program. Projects varied across multiple disciplines, but the passion and knowledge was evident with each speaker.

Procession honors fallen firefighter

Dozens of local and federal firefighters and other emergency responders gathered Sunday on the Hilo Bayfront to pay respect to a fallen brother — Brian Hughes, a Hilo native and captain of the Arrowhead Interagency Hotshots based in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks.

District 7 council race to be decided in November

Hawaii’s primary elections were over as of today, but the race for Hawaii County Council District 7 is far from the finish line. Rebecca Villegas won the night Saturday in a four-person, non-partisan race for the council position vacated by Dru Kanuha, now the Democratic nominee and substantial favorite to assume West Hawaii’s 3rd District seat in the state Senate.

Rep. Onishi fends off upstart opponent

State Rep. Richard Onishi appeared certain of victory Saturday night, with a significant lead over his sole opponent in the Democratic primary election for House District 3.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts