Department of Water Supply frustrated by slow PVC project: Solar plans delayed by permit backlog.
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First the pandemic lockdown orders and then delays getting permits from a backlogged Department of Public Works have led to a 382-day delay in the county Department of Water Supply being able to transition some of its electrical use to solar power.
A 28-year old Kailua-Kona man will stand trial on a manslaughter charge stemming from an assault Dec. 3 that left a 64-year-old Holualoa man dead.
By CALEB JONES
Mayor Mitch Roth’s administration was so eager to put a $500,000 American Rescue Plan Act Build Back Better Regional Challenge to good use, it fast-tracked a resolution accepting the money to the County Council before the grant was officially approved by the federal government.
The Hawaii Police Department is requesting public assistance in identifying a vehicle believed to be involved in a mail theft in Leilani Estates.
Residents attending public hearings in Kona and Hilo this past week were pretty clear: They didn’t want the Kailua Village business district to be split between County Council districts, nor Waimea, nor Hawaiian Paradise Park, nor the Keaukaha and Panaewa Hawaiian Home Lands property.
A Big Island man pleaded not guilty Friday to attempted murder and four other charges stemming from a domestic violence incident earlier this month in which police allege the man tried to strangle the victim.
The Hawaii Police Department’s mission statement mentions “preserving the spirit of aloha” and “working cooperatively with the community to … provide a safe environment.”