Hawaii Island News, 23 October 2018


Accessed on 23 October 2018, 1315 UTC, Post #17850.

Source:  http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/category/hawaii-news

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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.

Hawaii Island remembers Dr. Earl Bakken

KAILUA-KONA — As an electrical engineer who made groundbreaking technological advancements in the field of medicine, Dr. Earl Bakken saved, prolonged and changed lives. As a prolific philanthropist, particularly on Hawaii Island, he improved them.

Inventor, philanthropist Earl Bakken dead at 94

Earl Bakken of Kiholo Bay, a philanthropist and pioneer of biomedical engineering who founded Meditronic and devised the first battery-operated external pacemaker, died Sunday on the Big Island. He was 94.

Discarded tires a nuisance for county

Hawaii County doesn’t consider tires rubbish, but that hasn’t stopped residents from abandoning them on roadsides or dropping them off at transfer stations in defiance of official policy.

Hundreds take part in Monster Dash 5K

You might not call it a clean finish, but for the hundreds of eager competitors who ducked, dashed, climbed and crawled their way over, around and through the obstacles at the Monster Dash 5K obstacle course, coming across the finish line was well worth the dirt.

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