Welcome to the New Year’s Day edition of “Hawaii News Digest”–a Hawaii Island blog focusing on Hawaii State, Hawaii Island, West Hawaii, and Hawaii Sports News. Views expressed in this post are those of the reporters and correspondents. In today’s post, we examine some of the top West Hawaii News stories from “West Hawaii Today.”
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Accessed on 01 January 2019, 1500 UTC, Post 18198.
KAILUA-KONA — Kona was bustling with activity with last-minute trips to the fireworks stands and stores as people made preparations to ring in 2019. Traditionally, the new year brings the New Year’s resolution — the recommitment to improve an aspect one’s life or a renewed hope that the next 12 months will be better than the last.
HILO — Seven people, including one wanted for robbery, were arrested Friday in Leilani Estates as part of a sweep aimed specifically at squatters illegally occupying residences in the lava-ravaged lower Puna subdivision.
Hawaii Island Police in the Puna District continued with enforcement efforts in the Leilani Estates area on Friday and arrested and charged seven people wanted for outstanding warrants, the department said in a press release.