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Brian De Lima Dies

Hilo attorney and “pillar of our community”, Brian de Lima, dies at age 66.

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Accessed on 10 February 2022, 1234 UTC.

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Homeless earmark bill advances

Most of an extra tax property owners already pay on their multimillion-dollar residential homes would be earmarked for homeless projects, under a bill advanced Wednesday by the County Council Finance Committee.

Hawaii House speaker favors tough penalties to deter bribery

HONOLULU — The speaker of Hawaii’s House of Representatives said Wednesday he supports stronger ethics laws and penalties to prevent bribery at the Legislature after federal prosecutors this week alleged two former lawmakers took bribes in exchange for shaping legislation while in office.

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Public input sought on recovery plan for HVNP

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the U.S. Geological Survey are seeking community input about a proposed plan to move the Disaster Recovery Project forward following the 2018 volcanic eruption and summit collapse on Kilauea volcano.

Prosecutors: Two lawmakers took bribes to steer bills

HONOLULU — A Hawaii state senator and a state representative took bribes including envelopes of cash, Las Vegas hotel rooms and New Orleans casino chips in exchange for shaping cesspool legislation, according to federal allegations filed in court Tuesday.

Hilo doctor files suit against HMSA

A Hilo obstetrician-gynecologist is suing the state’s largest medical insurance provider, accusing it of intentionally failing to cover certain medications and procedures he considered necessary for his patients.

Spending bill has $403M for leaky Hawaii fuel tank facility

HONOLULU — Hawaii members of Congress said Monday a spending bill that must pass to avoid a government shutdown includes $403 million to address the crisis caused by the leaking of petroleum from a Navy fuel storage tank facility into Pearl Harbor drinking water.

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