Hawaii Island News 08/09/2019

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Police arrest 20 for DUI

During the week of July 29-Aug. 4, Hawaii Island police arrested 20 motorists for DUI. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One was younger than 21.

Re-striping of Highway 130 causes ‘Carmageddon’

The Hawaii Department of Transportation started a re-striping project on Keaau-Pahoa Road (Route 130) between Shower Drive and Kaloli Drive in Keaau this morning in preparation for the morning northbound contraflow.

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.

Lease for Canadian firm solar project on Oahu challenged

HONOLULU — A business owner is challenging a solar energy project lease agreement between a Canadian company and the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.

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