Welcome to the Saturday morning 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 19 January 2019, 1540 UTC, Post 18287.
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KAILUA-KONA — A lamb named Loa was stolen from a Big Island animal shelter and another sheep injured in the theft had to be euthanized, officials said.
KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii County’s jobless rate dropped a bit during December, according to data released Thursday by the state.
A Twitter account impersonating Mayor Harry Kim was reported — and shut down — last month.
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— How much data do you really need on your monthly cellular plan?
KAILUA-KONA — As the partial federal government shutdown approaches the one-month mark, some are stepping up to offer a helping hand to employees who have been either furloughed or are working without pay.
KAILUA-KONA — Stop no more.
The state Board of Geographic Names is convening a group to recommend an official moniker for fissure 8.
A brief look at news from throughout the state.
Hawaiian Electric is appointing one person to lead its Hawaii Island and Maui subsidiaries as the private power utility seeks to consolidate administrative positions.
KEALAKEKUA — A circuit court judge on Monday agreed to postpone a hearing on dismissing the state Department of Education from a civil suit related to a 2016 sexual assault at Old Kona Airport Park.
An anonymous $50,000 donation, slipped through the mail slot of the Palace Theater on New Year’s Eve, will help the theater with fire-safety upgrades and renovation of an antiquated sprinkler system — two things that must happen before a long-planned air conditioning project can move forward.