West Hawaii News 09/02/2019

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DOT has ‘control and jurisdiction’ of Maunakea Access Road

KAILUA-KONA — The Maunakea Access Road is under the control and jurisdiction of state Department of Transportation, the state Attorney General, and the departments of Hawaiian Homelands and Transportation said in a joint statement issued Friday afternoon.

Dairy says it has met all DOH requirements

HILO — Big Island Dairy has reported completing all actions required by the state Department of Health for its closure, DOH spokeswoman Anna Koethe said this week, sharing an update from the Clean Water Branch.

Recall issued for longanisa sausage sold in Hawaii

KAILUA-KONA — Longanisa sausage sold in Hawaii is among approximately 4,380 pounds of pork sausage products being recalled to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Friday.

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.

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