Welcome to the Tuesday morning update from “Hawaii News Digest”–West Hawaii News. Views expressed in this Hawaii News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents. Topics cited in this post are from the current issue of “West Hawaii Today”, published in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
Accessed on 15 January 2019, 1500 UTC, Post 18266.
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KEALAKEKUA — Big Island Drug Court is about giving participants the tools to lead a clean and sober life. For Antonio Paglinawan and Elijah Prevetz-Lafayette that’s exactly what they gained after completing the program, ultimately giving them a second chance.
HILO — Armed with an opinion from the state attorney general, Mayor Harry Kim is asking the County Council to consider raising the general excise tax.
KAILUA-KONA — If we build it, will they come?
HONOLULU — The city of Honolulu’s chief legal officer received a target letter linked to an ongoing federal corruption investigation sparked by allegations a now-retired police chief and his former prosecutor wife framed a relative for stealing their home mailbox.
KAILUA-KONA — Kona Community Hospital has lifted visitation restrictions after 40 days of patient quarantine, the hospital announced in a release Monday.
HONOLULU — A man who admitted to killing and dismembering his mother during an argument in their Honolulu apartment has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.