West Hawaii News 08/27/2019

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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.

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.

New HVO site, design, could take years

HILO — The signing by President Donald Trump in June of a long-delayed disaster relief bill means Hawaiian Volcano Observatory can go about the business of finding a new site.

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.

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.

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