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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.
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.
KAILUA-KONA — A North Kona golf and beach club employee is in critical condition after an accident Monday afternoon.
A Naalehu resident is suing two county officials over plans to build sewer plants in Naalehu and Pahala.
By First Republic Bank
— Research suggests that nonprofits are poorly prepared for leadership transitions.
Monday marked the one-month anniversary since the reopening of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and business seems steady.
A brief look at news from throughout the state.
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.
It wasn’t so long ago that studying the Hawaiian language, ‘olelo Hawai‘i, wasn’t a widely encouraged undertaking. For kumu Keala Ching, he remembers that attitude prevailing as recently as his parents’ generation.
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.
A series of free presentations planned around the Big Island intend to educate residents and health care professionals about the “Our Care, Our Choice” Act, which goes into effect Jan. 1.
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.