West Hawaii News 06/23/2019

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Accessed on 23 June 2019, 1440 UTC, Post 19085.

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Charter proposals head to County Council

HILO — Land preservation advocate Debbie Hecht left the county Charter Commission meeting Friday vowing to launch a “just say no” campaign to a 2020 ballot amendment that would allow open space preservation money to be used to pay county staff.

‘Story of rebirth’

Ormat Technologies committed Thursday to continue its engagement with the Puna community and other Big Island stakeholders as the company proceeds to reopen Puna Geothermal Venture.

CDP tweaks OK’d

KAILUA-KONA — The Leeward Planning Commission on Thursday voted to give its OK to proposed amendments to the Kona Community Development Plan, or CDP, sending the amendments on for consideration and approval by the Hawaii County Council.

Korean War memorial dedicated in Hilo

HILO — A memorial was dedicated Saturday to 52 Hawaii Island military members killed in action in the Korean War and five others who died of non-combat causes during the bloody conflict.

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.

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