Hawaii Island News, 09 September 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.

Greenwell Garden nonprofit awarded $550,000

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.

Residents flock to MacKenzie to relax, see new beach

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.

“They need to know who you are”: West Hawaii lays local hero to rest

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.

Police arrest 26 for DUI

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.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts