West Hawaii News 07/07/2019

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Accessed on 07 July 2019, 1505 UTC, Post 19159.



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Beyond the call of duty

Successful first responders are individuals who manage to keep their cool when circumstances cause others to lose theirs.

Humane society hires new CEO

KAILUA-KONA — The Hawaii Island Humane Society has hired a new CEO as it moves forward with restructuring its management and operations with new leadership and resources.

Genki Sushi reopens today

KAILUA-KONA — Genki Sushi at Kona Commons reopened at 4 p.m. Friday, more than a month after state health officials shuttered the eatery after confirming complaints of cockroaches being seen inside the restaurant.

NHCH nurses, Queen’s reach tentative agreement

KAILUA-KONA — A tentative agreement has been reached between the union representing dozens of nurses at North Hawaii Community Hospital and The Queen’s Health Systems, averting a possible strike at the Waimea facility.

Fourth of July 2019 celebration

With the threat of rain looming, the Kailua-Kona Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks Extravaganza delighted spectators.

Add a name, subtract another from traffic fatality list

HILO — Police said Tuesday a man who died after being struck Friday by a pickup truck will be added to the year’s traffic fatality totals, but another who died in May of a heart attack that resulted in a single-vehicle crash will be subtracted.


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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