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Comment: Here are today’s top West Hawaii News stories compiled by “West Hawaii Today”, published in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Views expressed in this Hawaii News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
Grown for the limelight: Crew from Beijing films West Hawaii’s best avocados for ‘Fruit Story’ television show
KAILUA-KONA — In just a few months, a group of local chefs, farmers and Hawaii-grown avocados have the potential to become television stars.
KAILUA-KONA — A federal agency has put in place what it described as “the most protective authorizations to date” to regulate environmental impact stemming from water-based military training exercises, but opponents of those actions aren’t convinced.
KAILUA-KONA — West Hawaii has no transitional housing for offenders and parolees returning to the community, and the state wants to change that.
KEALAKEKUA — Kona Community Hospital will maintain visitation restrictions on patient units as the facility enters the second month of a scabies outbreak, the hospital announced in a press release Friday.
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.
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.