West Hawaii News 06/22/2019

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Accessed on 22 June 2019, 1415 UTC, Post 19081.

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International Day of Yoga celebrated in Kona

KAILUA-KONA — Coming together beneath clear skies and the shade of coconut palms, more than four dozen people came to Hale Halawai Friday for a morning of stretching, meditation and introspection on International Yoga Day.

New ahu built on Maunakea

HILO — 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.

Jury begins deliberations

KEALAKEKUA — Jurors began deliberating in the case of an attempted murder of a hotel security guard after closing arguments on Friday.

Former police chief received discounted solar deal

HONOLULU — Louis Kealoha was given a $20,000 discount for the installation of 26 solar panels at his Kahala home in 2013 as a favor to a police officer who worked part time for the solar contractor and because Kealoha was the police chief, according to the contractor.

TMT a go

HILO — Public officials and opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope are bracing for a potential showdown after construction of the project was authorized by the state.

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.

More than 100 come out for second community meeting on crime, chronic homelessness

KAILUA-KONA — A grassroots effort to put a spotlight on crime and chronic homelessness in Kailua Village is continuing to pick up steam, with a meeting on Monday drawing a crowd of an estimated 130-150 people to the Paina Room at Umekes Fish Market Bar and Grill.


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