Welcome to the Wednesday edition of “Hawaii News Digest”–Hawaii Island News. Views expressed in this Hawaii News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents. Topics cited in this post come from the current issue of the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, based in Hilo, Hawaii.
Accessed on 16 January 2019, 1555 UTC, Post 18272.
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WAIMEA — A man allegedly beaten near the Puako boat ramp last week testified in a South Kohala courtroom that he was assaulted and “left for dead” by two men and a woman.
A driver under indictment for negligent homicide in a fatal traffic collision two years ago is suing the other driver in the two-vehicle accident, who also was indicted for negligent homicide for the same crash.
The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation informs the public that Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park will be closed from Jan. 22-Feb. 7 for water line repairs.
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KAILUA-KONA — Police and a West Hawaii community health center said Tuesday they haven’t experienced direct impacts to their operations as a result of the ongoing federal government shutdown.
The first medical marijuana dispensary on the Big Island opens today in Hilo.
KAILUA-KONA — Jim Smallwood was a temporary resident at Kona Community Hospital and the night staff realized they had a serious problem on their hands, or perhaps more aptly stated, under their skin.
Lawmakers are working to fast-track a study to determine the best way to reopen a boat ramp in lower Puna.
Hawaii County is considering building a temporary access road over lava-covered portions of Highway 132 to enable more Puna residents to return home.
A brief look at news from throughout the state.
HONOLULU — Private consultants hold key senior positions inside the Honolulu agency constructing the city’s rail line, yet the agency fails to consistently monitor their performance, the state auditor’s second report on the enormously over-budget rail line said Tuesday.