Safety requirement or freedom of choice?

Welcome to the Sunday edition of Hawaii Island News from Hawaii News Digest.

In our lead story, an agency says states should require bicycle helmets.

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Accessed on 10 November 2019, 1515 UTC, Post 19812.

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Remaining Bade defendants plead guilty

All four former employees of a Hilo physician raided by authorities in October 2018 for overprescription and illegal distribution of opioid prescription painkillers and other narcotics have pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges in the case.

Stolen park fence recovered

The county’s Department of Parks and Recreation caught a break after discovering Monday thieves had stolen the top rail and more than 100 feet of chain-link fence from the baseball field at Hawaiian Beaches Park in Pahoa.

Driver in fatal crash released from custody

Nicanor R. Quebral, the 66-year-old driver involved in a Wednesday night collision on Kaumana Drive that killed 40-year-old bicyclist Wayne W. Geil, has been released from police custody pending further investigation.

Stepped-up Saddle enforcement nets 358 citations, two arrests

Police assigned to the Thirty Meter Telescope protester blockade and encampment on Maunakea Access Road issued 358 traffic citations and arrested two suspects on Daniel K. Inouye Highway for six offenses from the period between Oct. 31-Nov. 6, police said Thursday.

Pacific bird refuge struggles as ocean garbage patch grows

MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands — Flying into the uninhabited Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Midway Atoll appears out of the vast blue Pacific as a tiny oasis of coral-fringed land with pristine white sand beaches that are teeming with life.

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