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Doctor shortage plagues Hawaii Island

New study says Hawaii Island has third worst number of primary care providers in U.S.

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Two men face charges after a pair of Shipman beach robberies

Police have charged two men in connection with armed robberies that took place on Shipman Beach Trail. In the first robbery, on June 20, a man and woman told police they were confronted by a man wielding a large stick. According to police, the assailant struck the man in the face and the woman to her head and arm, took their belongings and fled.

Pahoa man faces numerous drug, gun charges

A judge on Friday increased bail on a 34-year-old Pahoa man described by county Prosecutor Kelden Waltjen as a “repeat offender with six prior felony convictions.”

Council Planning Committee delays subdivision vote

Owners of a 4-acre North Kona parcel will have to wait a little longer before they’ll know whether the County Council will give them permission to rezone it from agriculture to urban and subdivide it into six residential lots.

State COVID-19 cases spike

The state Department of Health on Thursday reported 243 confirmed and probable new cases of COVID-19 across Hawaii — the biggest single-day case count since January and the eighth straight day totals have reached triple digits.

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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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