West Hawaii News 07/15/2019

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Accessed on 15 July 2019, 1455 UTC, Post 19199.

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Like how it used to be

KAILUA-KONA — The brigade of buckets moved up and down the line with tight precision, not much different than paddles cutting in sync through the water.

Crowds gather on Maunakea prior to TMT project start

PUU HULUHULU — With less than 24 hours before the Maunakea summit access road was expected to close in anticipation of the start of construction on the Thirty Meter Telescope, hundreds gathered here over the weekend offering oli, mele and prayers as part of a peaceful yet determined demonstration at the base of Maunakea.

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.

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Russ Roberts