West Hawaii News 09/05/2019

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New HIHS director ready to tackle change

The new chief executive officer for the Hawaii Island Humane Society said he sees his position as “an incredible opportunity” and described his staff as a group of “really smart people focused on making some incredible change.”

Council seeks amendments to energy code

HILO — Concerns about the impact of a strict new energy code on the cost of housing had the County Council on Tuesday vowing to look at ways to minimize costs on the Big Island.

Locals respond to Dorian disaster

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii residents have responded to the call to assist those who may be affected by Hurricane Dorian, which ravaged the Bahamas and is bearing down on the South.

USS Arizona Memorial reopens after 15-month repair

HONOLULU — With the American flag billowing in the wind above and “The Star-Spangled Banner ” playing on the loudspeakers from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, the first boatload of tourists and residents in nearly 16 months stepped onto the USS Arizona Memorial on Sunday morning.

Puna woman arrested for robbery

A Puna woman out on supervised release has been arrested and charged for an array of crimes following a robbery in Honokaa on Aug. 30.

State won’t pursue bank on $150M loan commitment to Hawaiian Home Lands

HONOLULU — Amid mounting political pressure to force Bank of America to make good on a two-decade-old commitment to provide $150 million in home mortgage loans to beneficiaries of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Hawaii’s Office of the Attorney General says there appears to be no legal basis for the state to actually pursue the matter.

‘Problem vehicle’ driver to be sentenced this fall

KAILUA-KONA — Sentencing is scheduled this fall for the driver of a white Kia Soul that gained notoriety on social media earlier this year for it’s driver’s “erratic and dangerous” actions.

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