Hawaii Island News, 21 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.

Preserving a future

Hayden Konanui-Tucker wasn’t planning to perform hula at the 46th annual Hoʻokuʻikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival on Saturday. But when the 14-year-old heard the strummed notes of “Kaulana Na Pua,” he felt it, he said, and went with it.

Trial begins in Kapoho murder case

The prosecutor in a Puna murder trial described the case as “a dispute between a mother and son that took a deadly turn,” while the defense counsel conceded his client was mentally disturbed but said the evidence will show he didn’t kill his mother.

County budget hits new high

Even with a $4 million hit from Puna property tax revenues swallowed by the lava flow, the County Council is about to approve a bill effectively setting the annual budget at a historic high, thanks to a general excise tax surcharge.

Lane swings to the north

Hurricane Lane began a northward swing around the Big Island on Monday while being upgraded to a Category 4 storm.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts