West Hawaii News 09/07/2019

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Eval hiccup delays sex assault case

KAILUA-KONA — A doctor who changed his mind on a mental evaluation for a man indicted on six counts of sexual assault involving a minor stalled proceedings for another two months.

Study: Kilauea lava triggered massive algae bloom

In the midst of the destruction during last year’s lower East Rift Zone eruption of Kilauea volcano, scientists from the University of Hawaii and the University of Southern California observed how one of nature’s most devastating forces can also create and sustain life.

FTA approves Honolulu rail recovery plan

HONOLULU — The Federal Transit Administration has approved the recovery plan for rail that was submitted by the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation earlier this year, according to U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz.

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.

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