Hawaii Island News 09/13/2019

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Water work to affect traffic on Highway 19

The county Department of Water Supply will be working on Hawaii Belt Road (Highway 19) at about the 27-mile marker near the intersection of Jardine Road between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, for water service installations.

State: Don’t buy rape kit

Hawaii’s attorney general added her voice to the growing number of state attorneys general speaking out against the MeToo rape evidence collection kit.

TMT traffic enforcement: 24 arrests, 2,237 tickets

The four-week-long campaign of enhanced traffic enforcement on Daniel K. Inouye Highway near the Thirty Meter Telescope protest and encampment site has netted 2,237 traffic citations and 24 arrests for 39 offenses, the Hawaii Police Department said Thursday.

Hirono calls for probe of NOAA support of Trump hurricane path claims

KAILUA-KONA — In the wake of the controversy surrounding President Donald Trump and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii drafted and signed a letter Wednesday with 13 other senators asking for answers from the Department of Commerce.

Attempted murder trial in hands of jury

The prosecutor in an attempted murder trial told the jury during closing arguments Wednesday that they “don’t have to approve of anything” the victim, a drug dealer, did.

DLNR: Protest might be harming endangered plants

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources is investigating how the occupation of Maunakea Access Road might be harming a rare native Hawaiian plant and several other endangered species.

Protesters plan to gather outside TMT backer’s home

HONOLULU — Native Hawaiian opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope plan to protest outside the California home of one of the observatory’s major backers.

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