West Hawaii News 07/03/2019

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Accessed on 03 July 2019, 1535 UTC, Post 19139.



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Rapid ohia death discovered on Maui

KAHULUI — Ceratocystis huliohia, the less aggressive strain of the fungal disease called rapid ohia death, was recently detected in a single tree on private property in East Maui.

Cardiac arrest ruled cause of death in May accident

A 70-year-old Hawaiian Ocean View Estates man who died following a single vehicle collision on Sunday, May 5 in Kailua-Kona on the Queen Kaahumanu Highway, just south of the Keahole Airport road, was identified as Michael A. McCormick.

Keei greenwaste station hits capacity, closes

The Keei Transfer Station greenwaste collection site reached its maximum storage capacity, and closed at noon today. This site will reopen on its next regularly scheduled business day Friday. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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.

Council resolution seeks Bank of America cooperation on DHHL loans

HILO — A decades-old dispute over $150 million in home loans for Native Hawaiians has captured the attention of two Hawaii County councilwomen, who have sponsored a nonbinding resolution supporting Gov. David Ige’s attempts to bring Bank of America back to the bargaining table.


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Central Pacific Hurricane Center:  https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/cphc/

Hawaii Island surf report:  https://www.orchidlandsurf.com/surfreports/

BBC World News video:  https://www.bbc.com/news/av/10462520/one-minute-world-news

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Russ Roberts


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