Hawaii Island News, 28 January 2019

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Bail reform on tap in legislature

A task force established to examine pretrial detention for criminal defendants has recommended eliminating bail for nonviolent offenders charged with misdemeanors and petty misdemeanors but stopped short of eliminating cash bail altogether.

Public rails against land fund cut

Members of the county Charter Commission are having second thoughts about a ballot measure reducing how much of the county’s budget must be used to buy land for preservation.

Plan for Keauhou Bay in the works

KAILUA-KONA — Kamehameha Schools, which owns 54 acres at Keauhou Bay, is developing a management plan intended to move traffic and commercial operations away from historic sites and reduce pressure on the bayfront’s resources.

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.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts