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Accessed on 20 January 2019, 1500 UTC, Post 18293.
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It sounds too good to be true: A national law firm wants to sue Big Pharma on behalf of Hawaii County in a no-risk deal that has the county paying nothing if it loses, but sharing in any damage awards if it wins or settles.
A Big Island nonprofit has confirmed that the Kilauea eruption last year did not critically damage sea turtle populations in lower Puna.
Hawaiian Electric is appointing one person to lead its Hawaii Island and Maui subsidiaries as the private power utility seeks to consolidate administrative positions.
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.