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Lifeguard funding in budget

State Senate version of Hawaii State Budget includes money for lifeguards at Kua Bay, Hapuna.

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Tourist to stand trial in death of friend

A 37-year-old Pittsburgh man will stand trial on a single charge of manslaughter stemming from a March 29 altercation at a Kailua-Kona vacation rental that resulted in the strangulation death of his roommate, a fellow visitor from Pittsburgh.

Police seek info on theft suspects

Big Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying four people involved in two separate thefts at stores in Waimea and Waikoloa.

Steep decline in giant sea turtles seen off US West Coast

MONTEREY, Calif. — Scientists were documenting stranded sea turtles on California’s beaches nearly 40 years ago when they noticed that leatherbacks — massive sea turtles that date to the time of the dinosaurs — were among those washing up on shore. It was strange because the nearest known population of the giants was several thousand miles away in the waters of Central and South America.

Machine-learning helps discover rare ‘quadruply imaged quasars’

With the help of machine-learning techniques, a team of astronomers has discovered a dozen quasars that have been warped by a naturally occurring cosmic “lens” and split into four similar images. Quasars are extremely luminous cores of distant galaxies that are powered by supermassive black holes.

Council rejects Leeward Planning Commission nominee

The County Council on Wednesday rejected a Mayor Mitch Roth appointee to the Leeward Planning Commission in what the mayor called “retaliation” over his attempt to have a commission member removed in an unrelated action.

Waikoloa man sought by police

Big Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 28-year-old Chace Kakela Gambill, of Waikoloa, who has an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

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