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Virtual Currency Bills

Two virtual currency bills successfully passed final committee hearings last week.

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Police arrest 37 for DUI

During the week of Feb. 14-20, Hawaii Island police arrested 37 motorists for DUI. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Four were younger than 21.

Obituaries for February 27

Chiyono Kobayashi, 100, of Kealakekua died Feb. 8. Born in Hilo, she was the retired owner of the former Yamada Furniture Store in Kona, a member of Kainaliu Makai Kumi, former state Health Commissioner, former president of the Kona Business &Professional Women’s Club and a registered Republican. Drive-thru celebration of life 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 27, at Club Rehab Mauka Clinic, 79-7422 Mamalahoa Hwy., site of the former Yamada Furniture Store. Private inurnment services will follow. Survived by son, Grant T. (Ryoko) Kobayashi of Kealakekua; daughters, Glenna (Charles) Bell of Kealakekua and Charlotte (Daniel) Graham of Honolulu; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Kona man killed in towing accident

A 58-year-old Honaunau man died after a two-vehicle collision Thursday on an unnamed side road off of the mauka side of Mamalahoa Highway, 0.1 mile south of the 106-mile marker in South Kona.

Coffee labeling bill moves forward

A bill that would set tighter limits on using Hawaii location names to sell coffee cleared its last state House committee Wednesday, sending it back for a vote on the full house floor before crossing over to the Senate for further consideration.

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