West Hawaii News 08/07/2019

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Accessed on 07 August 2019, 1410 UTC, Post 19329.



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Kauai might host missile tests

HONOLULU — The United States’ formal exit from a treaty banning intermediate-range, ground-based missiles is ushering in a new phase to the arms race that already is underway in Asia and the Pacific.

Women arrested for 6-year-old’s murder

KAILUA-KONA — Two women charged in connection with the murder of a 6-year-old boy on Halloween night 2018, and abusing him and his siblings for months prior, pleaded not guilty to a host of charges Monday.

Calmer weather ahead

KAILUA-KONA — Clearer weather is coming to West Hawaii skies in the coming days, but forecasters are advising that the season for storms isn’t over yet.

20 arrested for DUI

During the week of July 29 through Aug. 4, Hawaii Island police arrested 20 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

TMT moves forward on ‘Plan B’

HILO — The group behind the Thirty Meter Telescope plans to apply for a permit to build on the Canary Islands, its second choice for the project after Maunakea.

Pahoa man in custody, suspected of killing uncle

HILO — 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.

Analysis for emergency shelter coming

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

Money in politics: Lawmakers fundraise during legislative session

HILO — 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.

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