Hawaii Island News 08/26/2019

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Coastal management meetings planned

Big Island residents will have the chance next week to weigh in on an ocean resources management plan, as statewide “sharing sessions” wrap up with meetings in Kona and Hilo.

New Kona prosecutor’s office delayed

The new Office of the Prosecuting Attorney at the West Hawaii Civic Center is months behind schedule. When work got underway on the $14 million project in May 2018, officials anticipated Isemoto Contracting Co. Ltd. would have the project completed April 8, 2019. That day has since come and gone.

Judge tosses TMT lawsuit

A Hilo judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit against the Thirty Meter Telescope that sought an injunction to block its construction because the project did not post a security bond.

County warns of telephone scam

Telephone calls soliciting donations pretending to represent the Fire Fighters Support Alliance, a nonprofit organization, are a scam, according to Fire Chief Darren Rosario.


Even worse coral bleaching expected

KAILUA-KONA — Coral bleaching is already occurring in West Hawaii waters, and things are likely to get worse as Hawaii’s reefs enter a major bleaching event within the next two months — if not sooner.

Beekeeping resolution approved

Hawaii County Council on Wednesday approved a resolution to establish a working group to examine and address challenges in beekeeping on the Big Island by recommending updates to county ordinances.

Surf event planned for Sunday at Puhi Bay

Surfers across the state will gather on beaches Sunday for an event in opposition to the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea.

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