Hawaii Island News 07/26/2019

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Accessed on 26 July 2019, 1515 UTC, Post 19263.



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Dozens of TMT supporters turn out for rally

Yvonne Verburgt of Hilo is a retired chemist, a substitute teacher, and on Thursday, she was one of nearly 100 people lined up along Kanoelehua Avenue in support of the long-contested Thirty Meter Telescope.

No response yet in Kaiser-Queen’s lawsuit

KAILUA-KONA — Six weeks after Kaiser Permanente filed suit against The Queen’s Health Systems following the latter’s announcement that it would begin billing Kaiser members for the balance of emergency services it provides, Queen’s has yet to file a response in court.

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.


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.

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