Hawaii Island News 07/25/2019

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Accessed on 25 July 2019, 1520 UTC, Post 19257.

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Big Island unemployment rate up in June

KAILUA-KONA — The unemployment rate on Hawaii Island increased by more than half a percentage point from May to June, according to the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.

Police arrest 22 for DUI

During the week of July 15-21, Hawaii Island police arrested 22 motorists for DUI. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One was under the age of 21.

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Governor visits TMT opponents for first time

Gov. David Ige on Tuesday evening met with Thirty Meter Telescope opponents near the Maunakea Access Road shortly after announcing that Mayor Harry Kim would take over efforts to negotiate a peaceful resolution with demonstrators who have blocked the road for nine days.

Judge denies TRO to stop TMT construction

Opponents and supporters of the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope overflowed a Hilo courtroom Tuesday for a hearing on a petition for a temporary restraining order that would prohibit further construction activities on Maunakea unless TMT posts a performance bond of at least $1.4 billion, the project’s estimated price tag.

Council committee advances changes to Kona CDP

Despite concerns from about a dozen testifiers that changes to Kona’s community development plan would make it harder to keep developers accountable for their promises, a County Council panel on Tuesday advanced a measure making a host of amendments.

Highways reopen after brush fires

SOUTH KOHALA — Two major West Hawaii highways were closed Tuesday afternoon as firefighters worked to extinguish two separate brush fires that broke out in South Kohala.

State briefs for July 24

A brief look at other news from throughout the state.

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