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Wood, Ueda Claim Track Wins

Kealakehe’s Wood, Waiakea’s Ueda score wins in BIIF 5K races.

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Kealakehe’s Wood, Waiakea’s Ueda claim BIIF 5Ks

WAIMEA – For the second week in a row, Kealakehe junior Cozette Wood came out on top. At the second BIIF cross=country meet of the season, however, Wood’s victory didn’t come without a bit of controversy. Though Wood was initially second to cross the finish line at Hawaii Prep, the original first-place finisher – Kekaihulali Halpern of Hilo – was ultimately disqualified. On HPA’s hilly 5K course,
Parson runs for 3 TDs as Hawaii beats New Mexico St. 48-34

HONOLULU — Dedrick Parson ran for 161 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries and Hawaii scored three times on plays of 75 yards or longer on Saturday night to beat New Mexico State 48-34. Calvin Turner Jr. had six carries for 94 yards and a touchdown and added five receptions for 30 yards for Hawaii (4-4) and freshman Brayden Schager, making his third consecutive start in place of injured Cheva
Is there a constitutional right to food? Mainers to decide

PORTLAND, Maine — Depending on whom you ask, Maine’s proposed “right to food” constitutional amendment would simply put people in charge of how and what they eat — or would endanger animals and food supplies, and turn urban neighborhoods into cattle pastures. For supporters, the language is short and to the point, ensuring the right to grow vegetables and raise livestock in an era when corporatiz
Man gets 15 years in prison for home invasion

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More nurses to the rescue: Class graduates following residency during pandemic

Despite challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, 16 new nurses graduated from Hilo Medical Center’s Nurse Residency Program on Friday morning. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, the nurses had the opportunity to learn through experience for a year in HMC’s residency program. Hawaii has a shortage of nurses, so the importance of graduating nurses on the Big Island ha
Activists want land board to revisit TMT permit issue

The Board of Land and Natural Resources will rule on a petition by Native Hawaiian activists asking to reconsider whether the Thirty Meter Telescope missed a construction deadline this year. In May, attorneys for the Mauna Kea Hui — an organization of Native Hawaiians dedicated to the cultural preservation of Maunakea — filed a petition requesting to reopen a 2016 contested case hearing regarding
$1M FEMA grant for Mana Road fire

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County seeks public input on Puna water restoration projects

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Vaccine mandates create conflict with defiant workers

BATH, Maine — Josh “Chevy” Chevalier is a third-generation shipbuilder who hasn’t missed a day of work during the pandemic in his job as a welder constructing Navy warships on the Maine coast. But he’s ready to walk away from his job because of an impending mandate from President Joe Biden that federal contractors and all U.S. businesses with 100 or more workers be fully vaccinated against COVID-


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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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