Welcome to the Friday edition of “Hawaii News Digest”. Views expressed in this Hawaii News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents. Content provided by today’s issue of “West Hawaii Today”, published in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
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KAILUA-KONA — One week after it was installed, a kiosk inside the Kona Safeway allowing drivers to renew vehicle registrations digitally is down for repairs.
HONOLULU — There was a half-empty bottle of vodka inside the pickup truck a suspected drunken driver plowed into a crowded Honolulu intersection, killing three people, according to a police statement filed in court Thursday.
HONOLULU — The torrential downpours that flooded the Hawaiian island of Kauai last year set the national record for the most rainfall in a 24-hour period, according to the National Weather Service.
HONOLULU — Airbnb is pushing back against Hawaii’s attempt to find tax delinquents by subpoenaing 10 years’ worth of invoices, receipts and other records from the home-sharing platform’s island hosts, calling it an unprecedented, “massive intrusion” that violates state and federal law.
KAILUA-KONA — What do you really know about homelessness in your community?
Project pushback: Residents of Kona Vistas, nearby subdivisions meet with mayor about proposed development
KAILUA-KONA — Claude Thornton said he’s never been the type of person to come out to Homeowner Association meetings. But when he heard about plans to build a roughly 70-acre development near his Kona Vistas home that would provide access directly through his neighborhood, he had to speak out.
HONOLULU — A Hawaii lawmaker is pushing to add the mineral fluoride to the state’s public water systems in an effort to promote better dental health.
HONOLULU — Leaders of a fight against building a giant telescope on Maunakea are in California trying to convince a financial backer of the project to withdraw support.