Hawaii Island News


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Firefighter raises, bonuses questioned

A pay plan for firefighters that includes raises as well as bonuses and other perks could be on shaky ground, with Mayor Harry Kim opposed and the County Council offering only tepid support.

West side dumps forced to close again

KAILUA-KONA — Staff shortages in the county Department of Environmental Management forced the closure Friday of two transfer stations in Kona, an issue that’s repeatedly plagued the department in recent months.

Public defender suspected set-up in theft tied to fraud case

HONOLULU — The public defender who was instrumental in uncovering allegations that a Hawaii law enforcement power couple conspired to frame a relative for a mailbox theft testified Friday he was suspicious about how easily it appeared to be removed in surveillance footage.

Kealoha’s ex-subordinate says she didn’t reveal money feud

HONOLULU — An ex-Honolulu prosecutor testified Thursday that his former supervisor assigned him her uncle’s criminal case without telling them they were related and at odds over money.

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