West Hawaii News 07/02/2019

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Feds may take lead on future missile alerts

HONOLULU — U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz’s attempt to give the federal government responsibility for alerting the public of a missile threat was passed by the U.S. Senate as part of a $750 billion National Defense Authorization Act for 2020 that focuses on evolving threats from China, Russia, North Korea and Iran.

Hawaiian Ethos’ grand opening held Sunday

KAILUA-KONA — It’s official. A medical marijuana dispensary is finally serving Kona after Sunday’s grand opening of Hawaiian Ethos in the Kaloko Light Industrial Area.

Kealoha verdicts highlight need for ethical leaders in law enforcement

HONOLULU — The felony convictions of the retired police chief, his once high-ranking prosecutor wife and two officers picked by the chief for a secretive squad he supervised exposed gaps in the oversight of the law enforcement system but mostly are a reflection of dishonest individuals holding positions of power, according to attorneys, former judges and others.

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.

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.


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