Hawaii Island News 07/27/2019

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Accessed on 27 July 2019, 1355 UTC, Post 19268.



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2 disturbances likely to become tropical storms

Two disturbances in the Eastern Pacific have 80% chances of becoming tropical storms within the next five days, according to forecasters with the National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane Center.

Lau Ola gets OK for 3rd dispensary

The state Department of Health on Friday issued a formal notice to proceed to Lau Ola LLC, doing business as Big Island Grown Dispensaries, for its third licensed medical cannabis dispensary retail center after passing its final on-site inspection.

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.

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