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Message in a bottle

Puna children find 27-year-old message in bottle.

Views expressed in this Hawaii Island News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content supplied by the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald.”

Accessed on 14 July 2021, 1240 UTC, Post 23,232.


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Group sues state to stop aquarium collecting

Earthjustice filed a lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of a coalition of conservation groups, Native Hawaiian fishermen and cultural practitioners, seeking to stop the resumption of commercial aquarium fish collection off the West Hawaii coast.

Ka‘u drowning victims mourned

Friends and family of two Kailua-Kona men who apparently drowned late Friday night in Ka‘u took to social media to express their condolences.

Maunakea VIS reopens Thursday

The Maunakea Visitor Information Station will reopen Thursday after more than a year of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Olympic surfing exposes whitewashed Native Hawaiian roots

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — For some Native Hawaiians, surfing’s Olympic debut is both a celebration of a cultural touchstone invented by their ancestors, and an extension of the racial indignities seared into the history of the game and their homeland.

Home sales soar on isle

Big Island homes are selling almost as soon as they hit the market as the real estate industry rebounds from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mahukona preservation advances

A plan to preserve 644 acres of Mahukona land of historical and cultural significance has taken a big step forward with the County Council’s unanimous approval of a resolution authorizing sale negotiations.

Hearing set for alleged HPM thief

A 40-year-old Hilo man who was on court-supervised release without monetary bail for auto theft is back behind bars after allegedly stealing more than $26,000 worth of power tools from HPM Building Supply in Hilo, capping what police describe as a “month-long crime spree.”

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Russ Roberts


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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