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