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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 — A Kona Circuit Court judge declared a mistrial in a murder case involving two brothers after a jury came back Thursday with the unanimous agreement they were “hopelessly deadlocked” in coming together on a verdict.
KAILUA-KONA — After a full morning of public testimony and discussion that went into Thursday afternoon, the Leeward Planning Commission voted to forward to the County Council a favorable recommendation on a vacation rental bill along with some suggestions for changes from the Planning Department and the commission itself.
The University of Hawaii Board of Regents approved Thursday the appointments of six members of the community-based Maunakea Management Board.
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— The U.S. broke records in 2016 with 19 separate flooding events – the most in recorded history, according to USA Today – and this year’s wildfires continue to threaten homes in the West.
The state has scheduled three briefings Thursday in East Hawaii for employers who had to reduce staff and workload and employees either displaced or underemployed as a result of the recent eruption of Kilauea volcano.
KEALAKEKUA — An Alaska woman was sentenced to up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted manslaughter.
A judge granted Hu Honua Bioenergy’s request for a summary judgment in its favor in a civil suit that sought to halt construction of the 30-megawatt biomass power plant in Pepeekeo until an environmental review is completed.
When Hawaii Volcanoes National Park reopens Saturday, the Volcano Art Center also will reopen its gallery within the park.
A new collaboration between the Big Island Visitors Bureau and Hawaii County hopes to create a more conscientious tourist industry on the Big Island.
Survey: Hawaii household, family incomes increased last year
KEALAKEKUA — A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday for three suspects accused of beating a hotel security guard earlier this week.