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Minimum Wage bills die in session


Three minimum wage bills “appear dead” at the Hawaii State Legislature.

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Third sex assault case filed against Kona man

A 21-year-old Kona man indicted in 2019 for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor on the grounds of a South Kona public school was recently indicted in connection with two later, unrelated sex assaults.

Police arrest 26 for DUI

During the week of Feb. 8-14, Hawaii Island police arrested 26 motorists for DUI. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One was younger than 21.

Kalapana rampage suspect appears in court

A man accused of a vehicular rampage Sunday in Kalapana that left a 28-year-old woman with life-threatening injuries and a would-be good Samaritan with a fractured hip was ordered Wednesday by a judge to appear for a preliminary hearing at 2:30 p.m. Friday.

Schatz touts $1.9T pandemic relief package

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz said Wednesday that members of Congress, especially the Democratic majority, are in “broad agreement” about a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package being worked out in Washington.

Transgender health care bill clears committee hurdle

A bill that would require assessment from the state auditor about the social and financial impacts that occur when health insurance companies deny coverage for certain types of health care to individuals based on gender identity cleared another legislative hurdle Tuesday.

Police: Runaway teen found

• Police report that 15-year-old Deandre Moore, previously reported as runaway, was located in Hilo in good health on Friday.

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