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More COVID-19 cases

DOH reports 1,068 COVID-19 cases statewide, 169 infections on Hawaii Island.

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

Accessed on 03 September 2021, 1321 UTC, Post 23,420.

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DUI arrests on the rise

Even though the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to rage in 2021, impaired-driving arrests on the Big Island have essentially returned to prepandemic levels.

Would-be plane thief ordered to take mental exam

A 24-year-old Pahoa man accused of trying to steal an airplane at Hilo International Airport told police he always wanted to be a pilot and needs to tell everyone he has the cure for cancer, according to court documents.

Misspelling of Moderna leads to tourist’s arrest

HONOLULU — A 24-year-old Illinois woman submitted a fake COVID-19 vaccination card to visit Hawaii with a glaring spelling error that led to her arrest: Moderna was spelled “Maderna,” according to court documents.

Police seek whereabouts of wanted Ka‘u man

Big Island police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance locating 42-year-old Ronald Patrick Keahonui Kahihikolo, of Ocean View, who is wanted for three outstanding warrants for his arrest.

Federal jobless benefits end Saturday

Federal unemployment benefits are ending on Saturday, and the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations said Tuesday it wants to ensure that unemployed individuals who are losing the extra aid are aware of the upcoming changes and potential next steps.

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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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