Hawaii Island News 07/18/2019

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Astronomers: ‘We’re sort of dead in the water’

The protests surrounding the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea and the closure of the Maunakea Access Road affects not only the future of astronomy, but its present, as well, according to astronomers who use the telescopes already in place on the mountain.

Pepeekeo lane closure announced

Kaupakuea Homestead Road in Pepeekeo will be reduced to one lane of traffic on Monday and Tuesday, July 23, 2019, due to a soils investigation for the Makea Stream Bridge.

Police arrest 18 for DUI

During the week of July 8-14, Hawaii Island police arrested 18 motorists for DUI. Eight of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One was under the age of 21.

Search finds body off Green Sands beach

A body, likely that of a 24-year-old Massachusetts man who went missing during a swim on Saturday, was found Monday morning about 200 yards of Papakolea Beach, also known as Green Sands Beach, police said.

Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center host free talk

The non-profit Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center will host a free talk this Thursday as part of their “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace” Brown Bag Lunch Series. Talks are noon-1 p.m. on third Thursdays in the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, located at 655 Kilauea Avenue in Hilo.

Public recommends additional sites as potential locations for new boat ramp

It was packed in Pahoa on Saturday for a discussion about a small boat ramp in lower Puna.

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