West Hawaii News 07/14/2019

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Home sales down but prices up

HILO — Home sales continue to lag behind last year’s sales on the Big Island, while home prices remain ahead — although the gap for both is shrinking.

State waiting on feds to start review for Saddle Road extension

KAILUA-KONA — The Department of Land and Natural Resources said Thursday that the State Historic Preservation Division has yet to receive word from the federal government that would allow it to move forward with its review for the proposed Saddle Road extension project.

Kaiser nurses prepare to strike over contract

HONOLULU — A union representing nearly 1,000 Kaiser workers in Hawaii is preparing to strike in the fall following stalled negotiations over a national contract with the state’s largest health maintenance organization.

Waiaka Stream Bridge project to move forward

WAIMEA — A state senator who served as transportation chairwoman in this year’s legislative session and a Department of Transportation spokeswoman say a long-stalled project to replace the Waiaka Stream Bridge is moving forward.

FilAm serves up support

KEAUHOU — Using tennis, authentic Filipino food, raffles and impressive sponsors, FilAm Tennis Hawaii once again served up its fun-filled charity tennis tournament.

Comments on police? Call in

KAILUA-KONA — The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies will be visiting Hawaii Island as part of re-accreditation process for the Hawaii Police Department.

Sex assault case turned over to Honolulu

KAILUA-KONA — Honolulu prosecutors are now handling the case of an 18-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a 78-year-old woman last month at a county campground in South Kohala.

Maui fires mostly contained

HONOLULU — The Maui Fire Department continued battling two large brush fires with water drops from helicopters just shortly after sunrise today.

Hilo landfill to stop accepting construction waste

HILO — Effective Aug. 1, the county will no longer accept construction and demolition debris or grading and grubbing materials at the South Hilo Sanitary Landfill, the Department of Environmental Management announced Wednesday.

Ag theft bills become law

HILO — Legislation recently signed by Gov. David Ige aims to address agricultural theft and vandalism on Hawaii Island and Maui.

Court date set for suspect in ranger-involved shooting

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island police are still seeking witnesses who were at Manuka State Wayside Park during a shooting involving a Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Ranger.

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Russ Roberts