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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.
KEALAKEKUA — The fate of two brothers accused of murder is now in the hands of a jury.
Electrical service was restored Friday to parts of Leilani Estates.
Kilauea might have quieted during the past month, but work continues on transitional housing units for those who were displaced because of the eruption activity in lower Puna.
HONOLULU — The vast majority of Hawaii’s state-regulated dams are considered to have “high hazard potential,” according to a 2017 infrastructure report by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
A letter drafted by all four members of Hawaii’s congressional delegation urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture Friday to release federal funding to support farmers in the state affected by natural disasters.
A brief look at news from throughout the state.
KEALAKEKUA — The other of two brothers accused of murder testified Thursday in Kona Circuit Court that his confession of the crime to authorities was a lie to protect his family.
Nearly 3,000 Big Island residents affected by the Kilauea eruption applied for federal disaster assistance before the application deadline passed Wednesday.
KAILUA-KONA — A judge ordered a mental health exam for a 37-year-old man accused of vandalizing a Body Glove Cruises vessel Monday night as it was moored in Kailua Bay.
A pay-as-you-throw bag-tag rubbish program could be revisited after it was rejected first in 2009 and again in 2015.