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Tobacco prevention fund

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A bill that would repeal the Tobacco Prevention and Control Fund now comes before the state Senate for consideration.

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Abarcar pleads guilty in lethal crash case deal

A 26-year-old Waimea man accepted a deal with prosecutors Friday changing his plea to guilty on four of seven charges filed in connection with a 2019 crash that claimed the life of a mother of four and injured three girls.

Police searching for Ka‘u man

Hawaii Island police are asking for the public’s assistance with locating 31-year-old Pohakea Lipe of Ka‘u, who is wanted on an outstanding bench warrant and for questioning in connection with other criminal investigations.

Hawaii’s rains, floods cited as examples of climate change

HONOLULU — Heavy rains are part of the winter wet season in Hawaiian Islands. But the downpours triggering flooding that destroyed homes and bridges and set off mass evacuations on multiple islands this week are also an example of the more intense rainstorms officials and climate scientists say are occurring more frequently as the planet warms.

Wet weekend forecast for BI

A low-pressure cold front that caused flooding on Kauai late this week is forecast to make its way eastward through the island chain.

Last Waiki accomplice sentenced

A Puna woman’s criminal record could be cleared of a charge stemming from aiding Justin Waiki following the 2018 fatal shooting of a Hawaii Police Department officer if she stays out of further trouble.

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