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Police say body found in Kona Tuesday was murdered.

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UH regents OK amendments to Maunakea plan

The University of Hawaii’s Board of Regents on Thursday approved a supplement to UH’s management plan for Maunakea, despite potentially losing jurisdiction over the mountain before the end of the decade.

Kona man found guilty of unlawful imprisonment of a minor

A verdict was rendered Wednesday for 48-year-old South Kona man charged with first-degree unlawful imprisonment and persistent nonsupport in connection to allegations of keeping a minor under the age of 16 chained to a floor after an April bench trial.

Federal education official visits UH-Hilo

Chris Soto, the senior adviser to U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, visited the University of Hawaii at Hilo on Wednesday to discuss the importance of the Hawaiian language.

Obituaries for May 19

Carol Jean Wence,, of Hilo died April 23 at her daughter’s home in Phoenix, Ariz. Born in Missouri, she moved to Hilo in 1968 and taught in the Hawaii public school system for over 30 years, first at Chiefess Kapiolani Elementary School and then at Hilo Union School. She was an artist and a line dancer and raised monarch butterflies. Private services were held. Survived by partner Wayne Wagatsuma, daughters Mary (Richard Pono) Andaya and Leslie (Michael) Harrington; granddaughters Cypress (Justin Darlington) Andaya, Cyrene (Taylor Feato) Andaya and Iceley (Kim) Andaya; grandson Maverick Harrington and sisters Marilyn (Terry) Mumey and Elaine (Gary) Bliss.

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