West Hawaii News 09/10/2019

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Accessed on 10 September 2019, 1430 UTC, Post 19500.



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Tour companies trying to hang on

HILO — Maunakea tour companies are restructuring and selling off equipment as the closure of the access road and inability to conduct stargazing tours stretches into the ninth week.

Kim preps Maunakea proposal

HILO — No police action occurred Monday at the Maunakea Access Road despite fears from Thirty Meter Telescope opponents that a major push from law enforcement is imminent.

Police looking for suspect in Hilo assault

The Hawaii Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect who is wanted for questioning relative to a sexual assault investigation involving an adult female that occurred on June 15 in the area of Banyan Drive in Hilo.

TMT opponents expecting sweep this week

MAUNAKEA — About 1, 000 opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope massed at Maunakea Access Road by early afternoon Sunday as protest organizers summoned their supporters to prepare for a possible law enforcement sweep of the road as early as today.

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.

Maui County committee hears injection well case testimony

WAILUKU — Environmental groups that sued over a Hawaii county’s use of injection wells have testified before county officials who will decide whether to continue an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, officials said.

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