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Accessed on 29 January 2019, 1520 UTC, Post 18238.
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KAILUA-KONA — A jury trial for three individuals accused of beating a hotel security guard has been continued to July on the eve of jury selection.
KAILUA-KONA — As little fire ants continue to swarm West Hawaii, the state inches closer to fortifying permanent reinforcements to combat the invasive species on the Big Island’s leeward side.
HILO — 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.
HONOLULU — Hawaii has agreed to pay $585,000 to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of two former foster children who were sexually abused by their Maui foster parent.
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HILO — Hawaiian language experts and astronomers are teaming up to name more discoveries in a way that doesn’t just allow them to be cataloged and tracked.