West Hawaii News 06/30/2019

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Hawaii seed farming takes hit

HONOLULU — The value of corn and other crops grown in Hawaii to produce new seed varieties for farmers has fallen to a 13-year low, according to a government estimate published Thursday.

Quack, gallop, boom!

KAILUA-KONA — Get ready to celebrate the most American of holidays Thursday with fun-filled family activities — a parade, rodeo and fireworks — honoring our nation’s independence.

Ex-prosecutor locked up after guilty verdict in Honolulu

HONOLULU — Two U.S. marshals led a former Honolulu prosecutor out of a courtroom Friday when a U.S. judge ordered her detained after a jury found her guilty of conspiracy and he expressed concern that she could try to obstruct justice before being sentenced.

Better, but not great

HILO — As the second half of the year begins, tourism numbers are beginning to trend noticeably upward compared to last year.

Hawaii power couple convicted in plot to hide fraud

HONOLULU — A jury found a former Honolulu prosecutor and her now-retired police chief husband guilty in a plot to frame a relative to silence him from revealing fraud that financed their lavish lifestyle, a case that shook the top levels of law enforcement.

In debate, Gabbard again keys on anti-war message

HONOLULU — U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard again issued her dire warning of a new war looming in the Middle East during her first national prime-time debate with nine of the other Democratic presidential candidates on Wednesday, and her campaign issued a bulletin criticizing the format of the forum even before it was over.

Domestic dispute behind Hawi standoff Tuesday

NORTH KOHALA — Big Island Police are investigating a domestic violence incident which occurred in North Kohala.


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