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5-year prison term for Hawaii Psychiatric Hospital escape.

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A mural for Merrie Monarch

Dante Orpilla spray paints a mural Thursday at a building on Keawe Street in Hilo. Orpilla modeled the painting after Kristina Waiau of Hilo, who dances hula. Orpilla and other artists are attempting to paint more murals to decorate downtown with color to celebrate Merrie Monarch this June.

Roth releases $609M budget

Bolstered by rising property values, an increase in grants and more money left over than anticipated, Mayor Mitch Roth on Wednesday released a $609.1 million no-new-taxes budget, a 3.9% increase compared to this year.

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