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Kona Coffee labeling settlements


The settlements could total more than $13M from retailers that falsely labeled coffee beans as premium “Kona Coffee.”

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Kona coffee labeling settlements top $13M

Kona coffee farmers will soon be eligible to receive a share of millions of dollars thanks to proposed settlements in a 2019 class action lawsuit against retailers that falsely labeled commodity coffee beans as premium “Kona” coffee.

Capital improvement projects list by district a no-go

One councilman’s request for the others to prioritize the top five capital improvement projects for their districts turned into a discussion Tuesday about whether the nine council members should stay focused on their own districts or take a countywide perspective.

Police arrest 31 for DUI

During the week of March 8-14, Hawaii Island police arrested 31 motorists for DUI. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. None were younger than 21.

Hele-On hub coming to Kona

Eleven Kailua-Kona locations are in the running for a centralized Hele-On bus hub, and the county wants to hear which one the public likes best, or if other sites would be better.

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