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SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2022

BIG ISLAND NEWS

Police Searching for Escaped O‘ahu Inmate

State Sheriffs and Honolulu Police are searching for one inmate who escaped from the Waiawa Correctional Facility Saturday evening on O‘ahu. 

   

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BIG ISLAND NEWS

Highway 19 Near Honomū Now Open

The Hawai‘i Police Department reports at 8 p.m. Saturday that Highway 19 at mile 15 near Honomū in the Hāmākua District is Closed due to a motor vehicle crash. 

   

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BIG ISLAND NEWS

Pālamanui Drive-Through Graduates Roar into Their Futures on Saturday By Tom Hasslinger

Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui celebrated graduation on Saturday, May 14 in drive-though fashion, where some of the cars and truck beds were as decorated as the departing students. 

   

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BIG ISLAND NEWS

Bill Awaiting Ige’s Signature Would Increase Jail Time For Car Theft

The Hawai‘i County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney sent a letter urging Gov. David Ige to sign House Bill No. 1486, HD2, SD1 into law, which would increase the penalty for felony theft of motor vehicles and motorcycles from a maximum five-year prison term to a maximum 10-year prison term. 

   

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BIG ISLAND NEWS

Both Lanes Now Open on Hawaii 11 in South Kona

The Hawai‘i Police Department reported one lane is open on Highway 11 near mile 97, North of Kona Paradise, in South Kona. It closed early this morning due a motor vehicle crash and downed utility poles. 

   

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EAST HAWAII NEWS

‘Go Forth And Change The World’: Hawai’i Community College Celebrates 81st Commencement By Nathan Christophel

Hawai‘i Community College celebrated its first in-person commencement ceremony in two years Friday, May 13, and while faculty, administration and speakers reflected on the challenges — and triumphs — throughout the pandemic, their message to graduates was not to look back, but to move forward and leave their mark on the future. 

   

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Two UH Maui college students praised for arts and film excellence

UHMC’s Noah Medeiros has been recognized as the most outstanding film student and Mark Cabalse as the most outstanding graphic arts student. 

   

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Hawaiʻi Kaiser clinicians poised to strike over dangerous lack in mental health services

Amid a huge spike in demand for mental health services in Hawaiʻi, Kaiser Permanente mental health professionals will strike this week over severe staff shortages and dangerously long waits for patients to get care. 

   

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Police Searching for Escaped O‘ahu Inmate

State Sheriffs and Honolulu Police are searching for one inmate who escaped from the Waiawa Correctional Facility Saturday evening on O‘ahu. 

   

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Bill Awaiting Ige’s Signature Would Increase Jail Time For Car Theft

Gov. David Ige is considering signing House Bill No. 1486, HD2, SD1 into law, which would increase the penalty for felony theft of motor vehicles and motorcycles from a maximum five-year prison term to a maximum 10-year prison term. 

   

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