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Police locate teen last seen Saturday night

Update: Big Island police reported Wednesday that 16-year-old Brandon Ahia of Keaau, who had previously been reported as a runaway, was located in Puna in good health.

Police ID motorcyclist killed in Sunday crash

Big Island police have identified the operator of the motorcycle involved in Sunday’s crash at the intersection of Highway 19 and Honomu Road as 67-year-old Timothy N. Shepherd of Waimea.

Charity tax write-off measure held for more work

A bill that would allow taxpayers who were socked with an extra luxury home tax last year donate that tier 2 tax to charity instead was postponed for tweaks Tuesday, after drawing mixed reviews from the County Council Finance Committee.

Saiki: UH not fit to manage mountain

The University of Hawaii’s director of Maunakea stewardship said the university will continue its process to renew the master lease for the mountain, which hosts several of the world’s premier astronomical observatories.

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