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Marijuana bill reintroduced

Lawmakers to reconsider interisland cannabis transport bill.

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Interisland medical cannabis transport bill back

A measure authorizing qualifying patients to transport medical cannabis between islands for personal use that was passed by the 2019 Legislature and subsequently vetoed by Gov. David Ige is back before lawmakers.

Gambling bills to get hearings

In a year where an economic downturn brought on by the coronavirus pandemic has the government scrambling for revenue, a pair of gambling-related bills — usually a nonstarter in the state Legislature — are scheduled for hearings.

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.

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