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Comment: Here are today’s top West Hawaii news stories from “West Hawaii Today”, published in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents,
HILO — Despite discussion last month of 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.
A newly discovered dwarf planet dubbed the “Goblin” was found with the help of a Maunakea telescope and a University of Hawaii researcher.
HILO — 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.
— Some you’ve heard of, some will surprise you.
HILO — “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.
KEALAKEKUA — A jury seated in 3rd Circuit Court listened to opening statements by the state and defense in the trial for a former Hawaii police officer accused of negligent homicide after allegedly fatally striking a cyclist while on-duty in March of 2015.
HILO — A number of teachers, along with some students and parents, lined sidewalks in front of Hilo High and Hilo Intermediate schools early Tuesday morning.
KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island police arrested nine motorists for suspected drunken driving between Sept. 24 and Sunday. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash.
HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard has evacuated four workers from a remote wildlife refuge in the path of a powerful hurricane in the Pacific.
KAILUA-KONA — Rapid ohia death has been detected in trees at Kalopa State Recreation Area on the Hamakua Coast.
KAILUA-KONA — A suspected drunken driver was the culprit of a downed utility pole that snarled traffic on Palani Road for about 16 hours on Tuesday.