Accessed on 16 August 2018, 1330 UTC, Post #17437.
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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.
HILO — A partnership between the Waimea community and Hawaii County has raised the required matching funds to keep regular air service at the tiny Waimea-Kohala Airport, at least for this year.
KAILUA-KONA — The mission for a handful of lucky Central Pacific Bank employees, should they choose to accept it, is to take a free flight to Hawaii Island and spend $100 of company money to help boost tourism in a county that’s seen a harsh downturn in its primary industry over the last three months.
HONOLULU — A state judge sentenced the long-time bookkeeper for the Arc in Hawaii to 25 years in prison for stealing nearly $7 million from the organization that provides services to children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
KAILUA-KONA — No tsunami was triggered by a magnitude-6.5 earthquake that struck shortly before noon in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands.
KAILUA-KONA — An overturned cement mixer at the intersection of Queen Kaahumanu Highway and Mauna Lani Drive resulted in delays all day Wednesday as crews worked to remove the rig.
HONOLULU — Hawaii will allow ride-hailing services to operate at the Honolulu airport on a permanent basis after changes were approved to administration rules.
HONOLULU — U.S. Army Air Corps veteran Daniel Crowley endured more than three years of slave labor while being held prisoner by Japan during World War II.
KAILUA-KONA — Tropical Storm Lane is forecast to continue strengthening as it tracks westward toward the Central Pacific.