Hawaii Island News 06/22/2019

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Accessed on 22 June 2019, 1430 UTC, Post 19082.

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New ahu built on Maunakea

A new ahu has been erected near the Maunakea summit, less than a day after two other ahu were dismantled to make way for construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope.

Defendant takes the stand in hotel security guard beating case

KEALAKEKUA — One of three people charged in the attempted murder of a hotel security guard took the stand Wednesday during the third day of trial, telling jurors he was inebriated and never intended to kill the man during the Sept. 17 incident.

Dozens told to return FEMA funds

Nearly 80 Kilauea eruption victims have been told to return federal disaster relief payments after a federal agency determined that they may not have been eligible for the funds.

State briefs for June 20

A brief look at other news from throughout the state.

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Russ Roberts