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The state House of Representatives approves more than $130M in capital improvements for Hawaii Island.

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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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Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amatuer (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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