Hawaii Island News, 02 Jan 2019

Here are the 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.  Here are the details:

Accessed on 02 January 2019, 1434 UTC, Post 18201.



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16 of 21 crew members rescued from burning ship

HONOLULU — Good Samaritans on nearby merchant vessels rescued 16 members of the crew of a Panamanian car carrier heading from Japan to Hawaii that caught fire early Monday morning in the Pacific Ocean, said the U.S. Coast Guard.

Wastewater spill in Pepeekeo

A discharge of about 66,000 gallons of partially treated wastewater was discharged into the ocean this weekend at the county’s Kulaimano wastewater treatment plant in Pepeekeo.

Our Care, Our Choice Act goes into effect

Starting today, the state Department of Health will provide medical aid in dying to patients who request it, and has launched a new page on its website where patients can make requests and learn more about the process.

Farmers market plans submitted

The owner of the Hilo Farmers Market submitted plans last month for permanent canopies over the open-air market in an attempt to comply with the county’s fire, building and zoning codes.

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Russ Roberts