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Comment: 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.
Proponents for and against a proposed amendment to the state constitution that aims to better fund public education debated merits of the upcoming ballot measure during a moderated panel forum Thursday at the Arc of Hilo.
Puna Councilwoman Jen Ruggles sent a letter to the CEO of The Queen’s Health Systems stating the state’s largest private employer “may have committed the international crime of genocide against aboriginal Hawaiians.”
Police say a robbery occurred at about 1:30 p.m. Friday on Hinano Street in Hilo.
By Mercury Insurance
— 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.
A Hawaii panel has approved amended rules prohibiting “dangerous, wild animals” from entering the state for performances, carnivals or circuses.
President Donald Trump approved the state’s request for a major disaster declaration for areas affected by Hurricane Lane.
After a particularly rainy summer, many parts of the island already received more rain this year than throughout the entirety of 2017.
KAILUA-KONA — The state attorney general’s office maintains its silence on the status of a stolen drug evidence case involving the Hawaii Police Department.
A Hilo Circuit Court jury convicted a 43-year-old Pahoa man for stabbing his mother to death three years ago.
KAILUA-KONA — A lot has changed in Saeko Sato’s 100 years — “it changed a lot, lot, lot.”
Workers and employers negatively affected by the Kilauea eruption in lower Puna are eligible for employment relief through a federal grant program.