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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.
Although the Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden has remained closed to the public since the Bishop Museum shuttered it in 2016, life continues nonetheless at the 15-acre site in Captain Cook.
A second anonymous donor has increased the reward for information leading to the prosecution of those responsible for the shooting of three cats on Hawaii Island.
MacKenzie State Recreation Area is located at the end of the road, where Highway 137 meets a barricade and not far from where lava from the lower Puna eruption first entered the ocean. But it wasn’t the final destination for some gathering at the park Saturday, the first day of it being open in several months.
Before Hawaii County creates a redevelopment agency to guide eruption recovery in Puna, it may need some help from the state Legislature.
Hawaii Board of Education members have decided that the proposed harsher regulations against bullying and harassment in public schools need more work before a public hearing.
A judge has ruled against a motion by Hawaii’s four counties to block November ballots from asking voters if they want to amend the Hawaii Constitution to allow the state to tax investment property.
Hurricane Olivia remains on track to reach the Hawaiian Islands by the middle of next week.
After more than three months of closure, the mandatory evacuation zone covering much of Leilani Estates has been lifted for residents. Following a statement by Mayor Harry Kim Friday afternoon, the mandatory evacuation order prohibiting access to parts of Leilani Estates east of Alapai Street will be lifted at 9 a.m. this morning.
Tim Alspach was getting lunch at a downtown gas station Friday when he happened to pick up a loose copy of West Hawaii Today. After a quick skim of the front page, he dropped the paper and raced down Queen Kaahumanu Highway. Many in Kona set aside their mornings to pay final respects to Sgt. 1st Class Reymund Transfiguracion, a 2001 Konawaena High School graduate and Green Beret who was killed in action last month while serving his country in Afghanistan.
During the week of Aug. 27-Sept. 2, Hawaii Island police arrested 26 motorists for DUI. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.