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Comment: Here are today’s top Hawaii Island News stories from the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, based in Hilo, Hawaii. Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
A retired judge and his group has offered $10,000 to the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney to have genetic genealogical research performed on DNA left on a key piece of evidence in the Dana Ireland murder case.
A financial audit to be presented to the University of Hawaii Board of Regents found no irregularities in how the various entities involved in use and management of Maunakea lands account for their revenue and expenses.
A proposed ballot measure reducing the county land fund from a minimum of 2 percent of property tax revenues to a minimum of 1 percent was advanced Friday by the Charter Commission, over objections from fund supporters.