West Hawaii News 06/26/2019

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Accessed on 26 June 2019, 1515 UTC, Post 19101.



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Three indicted in alleged abduction, sex assault

HILO — Three of four individuals originally accused of the alleged abduction and sexual assault of a woman late last month in Puna have been indicted by a Hilo grand jury in connection with the incident.

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.

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.


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