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Accessed on 24 June 2019, 1555 UTC, Post 19092.



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Food safety placards doing their job

HILO — Since 2017, six Big Island food establishments have received red food safety placards from the state Department of Health, issued to businesses when imminent public health hazards are observed.

Rapist’s minimum sentence to be set

KAILUA-KONA — One of two teens sentenced to up to two decades in prison for raping a woman at Kona park is still waiting to learn how much time he must serve behind bars before becoming eligible for parole.

A chance to save a life

KAILUA-KONA — Three years in, organizers behind the Elvis Sheppard Blood Drive, which is already the largest blood drive in Hawaii County, are aiming higher.

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.


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