West Hawaii News

Welcome to the “West Hawaii News” update from Hawaii News Digest. Views expressed in this Hawaii News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Content, including text, photos, images, and video, provided by “West Hawaii Today.”  Accessed on 10 June 2019, 1450 UTC, Post 19017.



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Sulla fights child porn charge

HILO — The attorney for a licensed marriage and family counselor in Hilo who’s accused of having possessed child pornography said he and his client — who is also his son — intend to “fight this all the way.”

DLNR bounces wells application back to PGV

HILO — Applications for two new geothermal wells have been reviewed and returned to Puna Geothermal Venture with comments, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources confirmed this week.

Reporter’s notebook: An inside look at the Kealoha trial

HONOLULU — There’s a reason the only recent news images of former Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha and his wife, former Deputy Prosecutor Katherine Kealoha, show the couple outside the U.S. District Court building, where they are on trial for federal conspiracy and corruption charges.

Keeping an eye on Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation

HILO — Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation and Nursing Center has shown improvement since being named a special focus facility nearly two years ago, according to a list of such facilities provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that was updated in May.

As good as the real thing

KAILUA-KONA — From its anchialine pools to the historical accounts of those who made their lives in the area, Makalawena in North Kona is abundant with opportunities for students to connect with the stories and natural resources of the island.

New possibilities for Alii corridor

KAILUA-KONA — More than a decade after an effort to develop Alii Parkway stalled, a subcommittee under the Kona Community Development Plan action committee is taking a new look at a possible future for the project.

The greatest escape

HILO — Four Big Island friends are making — and escaping — their way across the country.


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Russ Roberts