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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.
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.
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.
KAILUA-KONA — As the sun set, a gathering of Kailua-Kona’s neediest citizens began to congregate on the pier as they do every Thursday night, coming for a hot meal served by the Salvation Army.
HONOLULU — A Hawaii historian and researcher is looking to preserve an old Quonset hut on Oahu that was possibly part of a segregated encampment for black laborers and enlisted men during World War II.
KAILUA-KONA — The Hawaii County Department of Water Supply is proposing to roll back its power cost charge come the beginning of February.
HILO — The Hawaii Innocence Project (HIP)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.
HILO — Relief for Puna, cesspool conversion and more neighbor island participation in state government are among an inventory of priorities for five Hawaii Island legislators who briefed the Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce at a breakfast meeting Wednesday.