Hawaii Island News Headlines

Welcome to the Hawaii Island News update from Hawaii News Digest.  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Content supplied by the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald.”

Accessed on 18 October 2019, 1525 UTC, Post 19700.



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Trial starts for marijuana activist

A 62-year-old Mountain View man authorities say ran an unlicensed medical marijuana dispensary told potential jurors Wednesday he is being prosecuted for providing sick people with an “uninterrupted supply” of medical-grade cannabis for “compassionate use” — something he said the state failed to do when it passed a medical cannabis law in 2000.

UH regents unveil Maunakea resolution

A new resolution proposed by members of the University of Hawaii Board of Regents would establish deadlines for the decommissioning of several Maunakea telescopes and set groundwork for future educational programs on the mountain.

Spencer Beach Park closed due to bee swarm

The county Department of Parks and Recreation has closed Spencer Beach Park in North Kohala. The closure is necessary to protect individuals from swarming bees after a large keawe tree collapsed in the park.

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