West Hawaii News 07/30/2019


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50 units proposed for Alii Drive
Jul. 30, 2019
KAILUA-KONA — The Leeward Planning Commission next month will consider two applications related to a proposed 50-unit residential community across from Pahoehoe Beach Park in Kailua-Kona with 26 of its units intended to be affordable housing.

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Erick a hurricane, Tropical Storm Flossie to follow
Jul. 30, 2019
It’s now Hurricane Erick.
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Kim recaps TMT meeting, reiterates opposition to use of force
Jul. 30, 2019 •
HILO — A Friday meeting between leaders of the Native Hawaiian community and Mayor Harry Kim regarding the Thirty Meter Telescope project was inconclusive, Kim said during a press conference Monday.

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Hilo house fire quickly contained
Jul. 29, 2019 • Updated 6:27 p.m.
Fire Department personnel responded Monday to a 7:42 a.m. structure fire in Hilo.

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18 arrested for DUI
Jul. 29, 2019 • Updated 6:28 p.m.
During the week of July 22-28, Hawaii Island police arrested 18 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

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2 sent to hospital after crash
Jul. 29, 2019
Highway 19 was closed to traffic briefly Monday morning at the 41 mile marker while Hawaii Fire Department personnel extricated an individual with life-threatening injuries from a vehicle involved in a 5:30 a.m. crash.

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Hilo body ID’d
Jul. 29, 2019 • Updated 9:59 p.m.
Hilo house fire quickly contained

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Kim to hold press conference today
Jul. 29, 2019
Mayor Harry Kim will be holding a press conference at 2 p.m. today at the Mayor’s Office in Hilo.

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UH president visits TMT protest site
Jul. 29, 2019
MAUNAKEA — University of Hawaii President David Lassner visited the Thirty Meter Telescope protest site Sunday afternoon.

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Ballot proposal would pay nonprofit boards with PONC money
Jul. 27, 2019
HILO — Officers and board members of nonprofit organizations receiving stewardship grants from the county’s public land fund could be paid for their work with taxpayer money, under a change to a proposed charter amendment unanimously approved by the County Council.

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HPM announces modular homes
Jul. 29, 2019
KAILUA-KONA — HPM Building Supply last week announced plans to launch a new line of modular homes for Hawaii island residents, “HalePlus,” that the company is calling a “fast, customizable and affordable option for homeownership.”

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Trial of accomplices in HPD officer’s death delayed
Jul. 28, 2019
KAILUA-KONA — Jury trial of four of the seven defendants accused of aiding suspected cop killer Justin Waiki appears to be on hold amid arguments over appeals and jurisdiction.

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Kilauea recovery just beginning
Jul. 28, 2019
HILO — A disaster recovery expert said Saturday that the Big Island is going to have to tell its story in a compelling way to get its share of federal recovery dollars after a 2018 that saw 700-plus homes destroyed by lava from Kilauea volcano and disastrous flooding from the remnants from Hurricane Lane.

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Big Island Grown medical marijuana dispensary to open in Kona
Jul. 28, 2019 • Updated 8:13 a.m.
KAILUA-KONA — Medical marijuana patients in West Hawaii will soon have another outlet to legally secure their medicine with next month’s opening of Big Island Grown’s third location, in Kailua-Kona.

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University of Hawaii reschedules Maunakea rules meeting
Jul. 27, 2019 • Updated 10:11 p.m.
HONOLULU — The University of Hawaii has postponed a meeting to consider new draft rules to govern public and commercial activities on Hawaii’s tallest mountain, Maunakea.

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First Hawaiian language panel held at conservation meeting
Jul. 27, 2019 • Updated 10:11 p.m.
HONOLULU — The Hawaii Conservation Conference this year hosted a panel discussion in the Hawaiian language for the first time.

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Electric bus demonstrates inertia
Jul. 27, 2019
HILO — An electric bus loaned to the county as a demonstration project has been parked unused at the Mass Transit baseyard since early 2018, despite council members’ enthusiasm for zero-emission buses.

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Man pleads guilty in double rape case
Jul. 27, 2019
HILO — A 40-year-old man has pleaded guilty to 27 charges stemming from the Dec. 22, 2015, knifepoint rape of two teens in Hilo.

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Charges dropped in 2015 murder case
Jul. 27, 2019
KAILUA-KONA — Second-degree murder charges against the second of two brothers accused of killing a Holualoa coffee farmer in 2015 have been dropped.

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South Kohala residents asked to conserve water
Jul. 26, 2019
KAILUA-KONA —The Department of Water Supply sent out a water conservation notice for the South Kohala area at 11 a.m. Friday. The affected areas are Kawaihae, Kawaihae Harbor, Hapuna Beach Resort, Mauna Kea Beach Resort, Puako, Mauna Lani Resort and other areas in South Kohala.

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