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Acceleration Lane Project

It will take several years to complete an “acceleration lane” at the intersection of Shower Drive and Highway 130.

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Accessed on 08 September 2021, 1358 UTC, Post 23,448.

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‘Sooner is better than later’

It will be several years before the state Department of Transportation starts work on a project that would add an “acceleration lane” at the intersection of Highway 130 and Shower Drive in Puna.

Pohoiki Road restoration pushed back

The start date for the long-awaited restoration of Pohoiki Road has been pushed to 2022, after a federal agency determined an environmental assessment is required.

Panel boosts general fund tax revenue forecast

HONOLULU — The Council on Revenues on Tuesday raised its forecast for Hawaii’s general fund tax revenues, saying it now expects revenues to increase by 6.3% during the current fiscal year instead of 3%.

HPD will still lead animal control

The Hawaii Police Department likely will retain responsibility for animal control throughout the county for at least the next year, Police Chief Paul Ferreira said.

Big Island meets Big Apple at Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week is back after a year hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic — and one of the designers with a show in the iconic event is a designer, kapa artist, kumu hula and Hawaiian cultural practitioner from Waimea.

Police: Victim of dog attack in HPP dies

Police say the 85-year-old woman bitten by multiple dogs on Aug. 14 in Hawaiian Paradise Park died Sunday at Hilo Medical Care Intensive Care Unit, where she had been since the dog attack.

Bust turns up pounds of meth, other drugs

A Hilo man is facing an array of drug offenses after police reportedly turned up a litany of illicit drugs, including more than three pounds of methamphetamine and lesser amounts of fentanyl, cocaine and marijuana during the execution of a search warrant last week at a Hilo home.


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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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