Hawaii Island News 08/06/2019

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Analysis for emergency shelter coming

KAILUA-KONA — The Office of Environmental Quality Control received a draft analysis for the county’s planned emergency shelter and an affordable rental project in Kailua-Kona.

Police arrest Pahoa man on suspicion of killing uncle

Police arrested a 26-year-old Pahoa man on suspicion of second-degree murder after his uncle’s body was found with “apparent injuries to his head and body” early Monday morning in the middle of Highway 137 in lower Puna.

Police seek leads on theft suspect

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect who allegedly stole $115 from a high schooler’s wallet at a retail store on Makala Boulevard in Kailua-Kona.

Trial in firefighter death delayed

KEALAKEKUA — The trial for a 21-year-old man accused of manslaughter and negligent homicide in the death of a Hawaii Fire Department captain has been pushed back.

Money in politics: Lawmakers fundraise during legislative session

Elections are more than a year away — and for some senators three years away — but that hasn’t kept state lawmakers from holding fundraisers during the legislative session and collecting money from the very people who are trying to influence their votes.

DLNR declines settlement offer for grave damage

More than a year after the state Department of Land and Natural Resources sought to fine the Edwin C. Olson Trust No. 2 for damage allegedly done to a plantation camp cemetery by heavy machinery, a settlement still has not been reached.

Waikoloa Plaza eyes fall 2020 opening

WAIKOLOA VILLAGE — With vertical construction at Waikoloa Plaza planned to get underway soon, developers anticipate the new shopping center will be able to offer the community shopping and dining by fall of next year.

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