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HONOLULU — The state Supreme Court said Wednesday that Republican Kurt Fevella won the state Senate seat representing Ewa Beach, Oahu, as it rejected a request by his Democratic opponent Matt LoPresti for a recount of ballots cast Nov. 6.
Despite perennial complaints about the cumbersome process of getting building permits, the leader of that county division was elevated Wednesday to director of the Department of Public Works.
County Council members Wednesday held their noses and advanced a sewer rate hike few seemed to like, sending it to the council for two more votes.
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A pair of bills that appropriate millions of federal dollars to recover from 2018’s disasters passed their first readings by the County Council on Wednesday.
During the week of Jan. 1-6, Hawaii Island police arrested 14 motorists for DUI. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic collision and one was younger than 21.
A federal class-action lawsuit alleges that Lloyd’s of London and its affiliated insurance brokers unlawfully steered Hawaii homeowners in lava-ravaged areas away from comprehensive home insurance coverage established by the state.
A brief look at news from throughout the state.
UPDATE 10:12 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9: Hilo Bayfront Highway between Waianuenue Avenue and Pauahi Street has been closed due to waves washing over roadway.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday a plan that will provide full benefits for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, often referred to as food stamps, for the month of February if the government shut down, now in its third week, continues.
Police are seeking leads on a missing 15-year-old Hilo girl last seen Nov. 28 in Hilo during the early evening.