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The Food Basket holds 100th “Food Drop” since April.

Views expressed in this West Hawaii News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content provided by “West Hawaii Today.”

Accessed on 30 December 2020, 1336 UTC, Post 22,107.


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Council approves Kailua-Kona development

An agreement worked out by two council members negotiating with developers of a Kailua-Kona project was approved by the County Council last week and then sent to the mayor, despite three council members’ assurances that the public would have one more opportunity to comment at a council forum.

Police arrest 19 for suspected DUI

Hawaii Island police arrested 19 motorists for suspected DUI between Dec. 21 and Sunday. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes and one of the drivers was under the age of 21.

Ige opposes casino on Oahu DHHL land

Gov. David Ige said Monday he opposes a proposal approved last week by the Hawaiian Homes Commission to build a casino on a Department of Hawaiian Home Lands parcel in Kapolei, Oahu.

Police locate possible witness to fatal shooting in Hilo

Update: Hawaii Island police reported Tuesday morning that officers have made contact with the operator of a vehicle seen in the parking lot of Puaianko Town Center in Hilo around the time of a Dec. 18 shooting that killed a father of three.

Hawaii Island reports two new COVID-19 cases

Hawaii Island reported two new COVID-19 cases Monday, bringing the island’s total case count to 1,864.


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Russ Roberts

Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amatuer (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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