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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.
The defense counsel for a 43-year-old man accused of fatally stabbing his mother was allowed by a judge to introduce into evidence Tuesday — over objection by the prosecution — that the victim had an active restraining order against two of the state’s witnesses.
Mahilani E.K. Hiatt was sworn in Friday as a judge of the District Family Court of the Third Circuit before family, friends and colleagues at the state courthouse in Waimea.
Hawaii Island property owners could end up paying an extra $75 million annually if a constitutional amendment passes that would allow the state to carve off a piece of county property taxes for public education.
By Nature Made
— Ever find that you have a hard time falling asleep, or sleep only fitfully waking every few hours? Sleep doesn’t have to be a challenge.
Residents will get a chance to weigh in later this month on proposed rules for public and commercial activities at Maunakea lands managed by the University of Hawaii.
With Kilauea’s volcanic activity at the summit and in lower Puna evidently on pause, volcanic gas emissions from the volcano have reached their lowest levels in more than a decade.
The last of the known associates of accused cop killer Justin Waiki appeared in 3rd Circuit Court for his arraignment and plea Tuesday morning.
Hurricane Norman, which has weakened from a major hurricane to a Category 1 cyclone, is still headed west toward the Big Island, but forecasters predict the path will veer north and miss the islands.
The University of Hawaii at Hilo has been ranked the most diverse four-year public university in the nation by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
The Department of Health has issued a brown-water advisory for East Hawaii from Hilo Bay to Laupahoehoe, as heavy rains have resulted in storm water runoff entering the water.
Hurricane Norman has weakened considerably, but it still a Category 1 hurricane as it continues on a westward path toward the Big Island.