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Researchers see increase in number of rare wekiu bugs on Maunakea.

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Roth: building permit reviews to be expedited

As the county administration struggles with a backlog of more than 1,500 building permit applications stuck in its new computerized EPIC system, contractors and County Council members have more questions than answers following a statement from Mayor Mitch Roth that certain permit reviews will be “expedited.”

Puna water projects mulled

Hawaii County will not be reinvesting in certain water infrastructure destroyed by the 2018 Kilauea eruption, public officials said Thursday.

Minimum term set for driver in fatal crash

The Hawaii Paroling Authority has set a minimum term for a 26-year-old Waimea man who was sentenced to serve a half-decade behind bars for a 2019 crash that claimed the life of a mother of four and injured three girls.

TAT a ‘necessary evil’

Mayor Mitch Roth on Wednesday called a proposed 3% tax to be added to hotel and vacation rental charges “a necessary evil.”

Two dozen arrested for suspected DUI

Hawaii Island police arrested two dozen motorists for suspected drunken driving Oct. 18 and Sunday. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes and one was younger than age 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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