West Hawaii News 07/31/2019

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More time for TMT

Gov. David Ige announced Tuesday that the deadline for the Thirty Meter Telescope to begin construction has been pushed back two years and that he is rescinding the emergency proclamation he issued two weeks ago.

50 units proposed for Alii Drive

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.

18 arrested for DUI

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.

2 sent to hospital after crash

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.

Ballot proposal would pay nonprofit boards with PONC money

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.

HPM announces modular homes

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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