Hawaii Island News 08/08/2019

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More complete numbers coming for TMT-related costs

The Hawaii County Council Finance Committee on Tuesday discussed a possible financial report of the county’s expenses relating to the ongoing standoff on Maunakea, but meaningful numbers will not be available until later this month.

Memorial surf day to honor slain lifeguard

KAILUA-KONA — To those who knew her as a colleague or friend, Joy Mills-Ferren — “Aunty Joy” to many — was a woman whose talents, especially as a lifeguard, were “unsurpassed.”

Amendments to Kona CDP move ahead

The Hawaii County Council on Wednesday tightened government oversight before unanimously moving to a final reading a package of changes that some community members say will weaken the Kona Community Development Plan.

Obituaries for Aug. 7

Edward Ikaku Awa, 85, of Middle Keei died June 30 at Tripler Army Medical Center. Born in South Kona, he was a U.S. Army retired chief warrant officer. Celebration of life noon Saturday, Aug. 17, at Big Game Fishing Clubhouse at Honokohau Harbor in Kailua-Kona. Inurnment with military honors 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Kailua-Kona. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by sons, Kevin (Rose) Awa of Kona and Steven (Donna) Awa of Arizona; daughter, Mae Johnson of California; brother, Harold (Ehrentraud) Awa of Kona; sisters, Florence Awa Llanes of Keauhou, Margie (Tony) Amouguis of Kona, May Aiko Awa of Kailua-Kona and Gladys Nacis of Papaikou; companion, Ululani Cho of Captain Cook; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Striping work Wednesday on Lanihuli Street in Hilo

The county Department of Public Works Traffic Division will be re-striping the dead-end portion of Lanihuli Street near Kinoole Street in Hilo Wednesday, weather permitting. The work area will be coned off starting at 6:30 a.m. and work will be conducted from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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.

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