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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.
HONOLULU — Two health insurers in Hawaii will cover dental care for adults on Medicaid after the state program excluded oral health benefits a decade ago.
KEALAKEKUA — A jury listened to opening statements from the prosecution and defense Tuesday in Kona Circuit Court in the trial for a former Hawaii Police Department officer accused of negligent homicide after allegedly fatally striking a cyclist while on duty in March 2015.
A number of teachers, along with some students and parents, lined sidewalks in front of Hilo High and Hilo Intermediate schools early Tuesday morning.
By Brighthouse Financial
— Hear about the steps this couple is taking to ensure they can do more of what they love in retirement.
In the hope of bringing more tourists to the Big Island, Norwegian Cruise Line invited dozens of travel professionals and journalists to an event celebrating the culture and history of the island.
“Managing expectations” will be key to the success of a public-private partnership to create a lava viewing area now that the lava flow has subsided.
Despite discussion last month about possibly reopening Highway 137 in lower Puna, Mayor Harry Kim said Tuesday lava cannot be cleared from the highway until more than six months have passed since Kilauea eruption’s pause.
During the week of Sept. 24-30, Hawaii Island police arrested nine motorists for DUI. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.
A newly discovered dwarf planet dubbed the “Goblin” was found with the help of a Maunakea telescope and a University of Hawaii researcher.
The Department of Land and Natural Resources said that a quarterly aerial assessment of Big Island forests in late July spotted trees in Kalopa State Recreation Area in Hamakua with symptoms of rapid ohia death.
A brief look at news from throughout the state.