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Olson Trust Lawsuit

Lawsuit claims Tower Development executives violated noncompete agreement.

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Accessed on 23 September 2021, 1305 UTC.

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Public defender tells state high court prison situation ‘dire’

Deputy Public Defender Jon Ikenaga told the state Supreme Court on Wednesday the current COVID-19 situation in Hawaii’s jails and prisons is “significantly more dire” than in August 2020 when the court issued an order to decrease populations in correctional facilities in an attempt to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Hawaii receives grant for pediatric mental health care

The state Department of Health is one of 30 states to receive a $2.2 million federal Pediatric Mental Health Care Access grant, providing the state $445,000 a year for the next five years to address pediatric mental health care for children and youth ages 3 to 21 years.

Experts eye more Hawaii travel testing to contain COVID

HONOLULU — Hawaii officials are facing pressure to increase COVID-19 testing for travelers as the islands deal with a record surge of new infections, hospitalization and deaths. The calls come as federal guidelines change to require negative virus tests from both vaccinated and unvaccinated people coming to the U.S.

Police arrest 13 for DUI

During the week of Sept. 13-19, Hawaii Island police arrested 13 motorists for DUI. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. None were younger than 21.

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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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