Hawaii Island News, 27 January 2019

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HMC works to improve stroke response, care

Just after 10:30 a.m. Friday a group of nurses, rehabilitation therapists and other medical providers gathered outside a room at Hilo Medical Center and discussed the care of their stroke patient inside.

Kua Bay reopens after shark sightings

KAILUA-KONA — Kua Bay reopened Saturday after two shark sightings in the North Kona waters closed it on Friday, according to Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources officials.

Council advances Kaupulehu project

Developers of the 1,079-acre luxury Kaupulehu project have begun the first steps toward public shoreline access and said Wednesday they’ll have it completed within one year.

Longest shutdown over: Trump signs bill to reopen government

WASHINGTON — Submitting to mounting pressure amid growing disruption, President Donald Trump signed a bill Friday to reopen the government for three weeks, backing down from his demand that Congress give him money for his border wall before federal agencies get back to work.

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