West Hawaii News 08/30/2019

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New Keahuolu Courthouse opens Tuesday

KAILUA-KONA — The gavel is set to strike the block next week at the new Keahuolu Courthouse as court operations scattered across several sites in North Kona and South Kona finally converge under one roof.

Aggressive form of rapid ohia death found in more Kauai locations

LIHUE — Recent helicopter surveys prompted foresters with the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife to sample 10 dead ohia in two locations within the Lihue-Koloa Forest Reserve. Six trees tested positive for Ceratocystis lukuohia, the more virulent of the two fungal pathogens causing rapid ohia death, the disease killing ohia across the state.

New research sheds light on relationship between Hilina fault system and large earthquakes

The pali (cliffs) of Kilauea’s south flank are some of the volcano’s most striking features. Reaching up to 500 m (1500 ft) high, they stand out against the otherwise gentle slopes of Hawaii’s most active shield volcano. These pali, including the Hilina Pali, the Holei Pali, and others, are often referred to as faults, and are together called the Hilina fault system. The faults form head-scarps; the above-ground evidence for a large landslide called the Hilina slump.

Concerns arise over Hawaii prosecutor son’s job

HONOLULU — The man responsible for prosecuting the mostly Native Hawaiian elders arrested for protesting construction of a giant telescope said there is no conflict of interest, even though his son works for one of the embattled project’s partners.

Retrial in attempted murder case opens

HILO — A prosecutor told jurors a 20-year-old Waikoloa man “was choking on his own blood” following what she called a “brutal and unprovoked attack” while the defense attorney described the stabbing as self-defense and said his client “should have killed” the man, a drug dealer, on April 17, 2014.

Police looking for Waimea, Puna suspects

The Hawaii Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with identifying the suspects responsible for a burglary that occurred at a closed business establishment in the 65-1200 block of Kawaihae Road in Waimea.

‘It’s beyond being able to express’: Community has plenty kokua for Chef Edwin Goto

WAIMEA — Beloved Chef Edwin Goto needed a few moments Tuesday to find the words to express his gratitude for the community that’s raised more than $18,600 in just a few days to help with costly treatments and seeing doctors for a severe case of Raynaud’s Syndrome.

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