Hawaii Island News 07/23/2019

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Councilwoman to introduce resolution urging cooperation on Puna boat ramp

Puna Councilwoman Ashley Kierkiewicz said Monday she plans to introduce this week a resolution urging the state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation to form a working group with the county, community members and fishing community to plan and develop a boat ramp for Puna.

Tourism businesses take stand

KAILUA-KONA — A West Hawaii business canceled its luau show Monday after organizers of the demonstration on Maunakea called on the visitor industry to suspend operations to show support for the protectors.

Mass Transit slates meeting in Pahoa

Hawaii County Mass Transit Agency will host a Pahoa Hub community meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at the Pahoa Neighborhood Facility at 15-3022 Kauhale St.

Obituaries for July 21

Archie Ah See Aki Jr., 91, of Hilo died July 9 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kona, he was a retired bosun with the Matson Navigation Co., commercial fisherman and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by companion, Minnie Bicoy of Ainaloa; daughters, Maile (Chris) Harris, Gwen Chinen, Marcia (Bridget) Aki and Jasmine (Arthur) Nakayama of Hilo, Laurie (Irvin) Sarsona of Wailuku, Maui, Verdell (Jim) Cowles of Waianae, Oahu, and Antoinette Toni Aki and Annette Nettie Aki of Keaau; son, Neal (Linh) Aki of Hilo; sister-in-law, Patsy Aki of Kohala; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ige sued over TMT emergency declaration

A Hilo kumu hula has filed a lawsuit against Gov. David Ige, claiming the state of emergency declared last week is a violation of his rights as a Native Hawaiian cultural practitioner and in violation of the state’s emergency management law.

Crowd swells to 1,400 at protest site

On Saturday, the largest group of people gathered along the intersection of Daniel K. Inouye Highway and Maunakea Access Road since protests began Monday against the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea.

Lassner, UH-Hilo chancellor share thoughts on protests

From the arrest of kupuna protesting the Thirty Meter Telescope’s construction on Maunakea to calls for his resignation, University of Hawaii President David Lassner, in an address to the UH Board of Regents on Thursday, said Wednesday marked one of the most difficult days his presidency.

Suspect in fatal Ka‘u stabbing found fit to proceed

KAILUA-KONA — A woman accused of a double stabbing that left one dead at a Ka‘u park in April will stand trial after a judge this week found the teen fit to proceed in the murder case.


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