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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.
The Hawaii County departments of Public Works and Planning will see leadership changes following the new year.
KAILUA-KONA — A wrongful death lawsuit against a former Hawaii County police officer is moving forward, with a trial scheduled for June in federal court.
The Hawaii Innocence Project is accusing a retired Seattle judge of interfering with its attempt to exonerate a man convicted of the Christmas Eve 1991 abduction, rape and murder of Dana Ireland.
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A male ‘alala was found dead earlier this month, possibly a victim of predation.
KAILUA-KONA — A derelict boat that’s been sitting in a lava field on the side of Queen Kaahumanu Highway for more than a month will be removed this week.
KAILUA-KONA — The top two officials of the county Department of Water Supply received pay raises Tuesday after a performance evaluation by the Water Board during its last meeting of the calendar year.
Spencer Beach Park near Kawaihae will be closed today and Thursday as emergency water lines are repaired.
Police are asking for the public’s assistance with locating a 33-year-old Pahala man who was last seen Nov. 22 in Ka‘u.
The Hawaii Police Department’s Kona Special Enforcement Unit is seeking the public’s assistance with locating Banyan Saburo Hanato, a 44-year-old man who frequents the Holualoa and Honalo areas.
HONOLULU — One of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s duties when she deployed to Iraq with the Hawaii Army National Guard in 2005 was to scan a list of U.S. combat casualties for names of her unit’s soldiers.