West Hawaii News, 16 Jan 2019

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Accessed on 16 January 2019, 1531 UTC, Post 18271.



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Warden called to court 6 times for flubs

KAILUA-KONA — Over the course of 12 months, the warden of Hawaii Community Correctional Center was ordered before a judge six times to show cause on erroneous releases and failed transports to Kona’s courthouses.

Lava levels home sales, too

Home sales on the Big Island last year lagged behind 2017 thanks to the upheaval caused by the Kilauea eruption.

Puako robbery victim takes stand

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.

Police, health center not impacted by shutdown

KAILUA-KONA — Police and the local community health center said Tuesday they haven’t experienced direct impacts to their operations as a result of the ongoing government shutdown.

Audit: Costly consultants hold key jobs in Honolulu rail agency

HONOLULU — Private consultants hold key senior positions inside the Honolulu agency building 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.

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Russ Roberts