West Hawaii News, 21 Dec 2018

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Comment:  Here are today’s top West Hawaii news stories from “Wests Hawaii Today”, published in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.  Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Residents speak out against vaccination rule changes

KAILUA-KONA — A public hearing on proposed changes to the state’s immunization requirements for school attendance attracted a crowd of dozens at the West Hawaii Civic Center on Thursday. The handful who testified all did so staunchly opposing the proposed rules.

‘Somebody steps up and provides’

HILO — The Food Basket, Hawaii Island’s food bank, collected more than 240,000 pounds of food, water and supplies from nearly four dozen organizations to aid those affected by this year’s lower East Rift Zone eruption of Kilauea volcano, according to a lava disaster report recently released by the nonprofit.

Crew working to remove abandoned boat

NORTH KONA — A crew is working to remove a derelict boat that’s been sitting on the makai side of Queen Kaahumanu Highway, south of Kua Bay, for more than a month.

Waimea man dies in 2-car crash

KAILUA-KONA — Authorities have identified a man killed in a two-car crash on Kohala Mountain Road in Waimea this morning as 27-year-old Anson Guitang of Kapaau.

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Russ Roberts