West Hawaii News 08/26/2019

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Coastal management meetings planned

HILO — 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.

Charges point to corrupt union ring

HONOLULU — A former business manager of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1260 in Honolulu and his wife and sister-in-law were charged Thursday in a 70-count indictment.

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.

Money to benefit West Hawaii projects

HONOLULU – Sen. Lorraine Inouye announced Friday that Gov. David Ige released $600,000 in funds to develop and complete an access bridge and road to a community resource center in Kawaihae.

Judge tosses TMT lawsuit

HILO — 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.

Old A rollover sends three to hospital

KAILUA-KONA — Garrett Duran, Chris Revecho and Douglas Delmar were enjoying a Friday afternoon at Old Kona Airport Park when they heard screeching tires and saw an SUV flip multiple times on the old runway in front of the Makaeo Walking Path.

Barriers pulled for Puna highway contraflow

KAILUA-KONA — Concrete barriers installed earlier this year to prevent cars from stopping alongside Queen Kaahumanu Highway to view the Huehue lava tube are being removed.


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.

Crowd packs court for 9 arrested during TMT protests

HILO — An overflow crowd of about 200 people packed a Hilo courtroom and an adjacent hallway as nine kupuna were arraigned this morning on charges they obstructed Maunakea Access Road on July 17 to prevent construction vehicles and workers from scaling Maunakea to build the Thirty Meter Telescope.

USS Arizona Memorial repairs progress, no reopening date yet

USS Arizona Memorial reopening date to be announced

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