Welcome to the Thursday morning edition of “Hawaii News Digest”–Hawaii Island News. Views expressed in this Hawaii News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents. Content provided by the current issue of the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, based in Hilo, Hawaii.
Accessed on 24 January 2019, 1500 UTC, Post 18314.
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HONOLULU — A Honolulu man has admitted to paying about $240,000 in bribes to a Hawaii official to secure a $2.5 million state contract for his company.
During the week of Jan. 14-20, Hawaii Island Police arrested 19 motorists for DUI.
The Hawaii County Council gave final approval Wednesday to bills adding disaster recovery projects to the capital budget.
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KEALAKEKUA — Attempts to continue trial and retain new counsel were denied on the eve of a jury trial for one of the suspects accused in an assault of a hotel security guard.
The purchase of a large Ka‘u tract for conservation might take more time as Hawaii County seeks to set aside 25 acres for a wastewater treatment plant.
Southwest Airlines was expected to begin flights to Hawaii in early 2019, but the ongoing federal government shutdown has delayed its plans.
A brief look at news from throughout the state.
The former Safeway space at Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo soon will have a new tenant.
January is National Blood Donor Month and the Blood Bank of Hawaii will host a number of Big Island blood drives this week:
State lawmakers are preparing to introduce a slew of marijuana-related bills this year.