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A Wiliwili Good Time


11th annual Wiliwili Festival celebrated Saturday in Waikoloa Village.

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Onishi pushes back on retirement fund bill

A bill that would establish a state-managed retirement fund program for employees might be dead on arrival unless proponents make fundamental changes to how it operates.

EPA plan would limit downwind pollution from power plants

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing a plan that would restrict smokestack emissions from power plants and other industrial sources that burden downwind areas with smog-causing pollution they can’t control.

Documents detail what led to body in concrete in Oahu tub

HONOLULU — A 23-year-old man killed his 73-year-old lover, tried to make it look like a suicide, poured cement over his body in a bathtub and planned to fraudulently take ownership of his car and home in one of Oahu’s most exclusive, gated communities, police said in court documents filed Thursday.

Small snag in lava buyout program

The county’s program to buy back properties destroyed, damaged or isolated by the 2018 Kilauea eruption has not been significantly delayed by a missing agreement with the state.

Navy fuel leak prompts Honolulu plea for water conservation

HONOLULU — Honolulu’s water utility on Thursday asked roughly 400,000 Oahu residents to voluntarily cut their water use by 10% because of concerns about dry weather and a petroleum leak from a massive Navy fuel storage facility that has forced it to shut down three wells.

Suspect arrested after body found in concrete in Oahu tub

HONOLULU — Two men captured in Southern California and suspected of an Oahu killing were living in the victim’s house in an exclusive, gated community until neighbors complained about a stench, leading to the discovery of the homeowner’s body encased in concrete in a bathtub, police said.

Grand plan for Hilo medical center

Hilo Medical Center is one step closer to an expansion of its intensive care unit from 11 to 18 beds, according to Dan Brinkman, East Hawaii CEO of Hawaii Health Systems Corp.

Not guilty pleas entered in sex assault case

A Konawaena Middle School teacher facing three counts of sexual assault against a minor off-campus is out on bail again Wednesday after being arrested Tuesday in Oahu on an outstanding $150,000 bench warrant.

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