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County, Roth seek dismissal of Waipi‘o lawsuit

The Corporation Counsel has filed a motion seeking dismissal of a lawsuit filed last month against the county, Mayor Mitch Roth and Public Works Director Ikaika Rodenhurst over the closure of Waipi‘o Valley Road to all but a handful of people.

Hawaii County nears ‘high’ COVID community level

The state Department of Health reported that Hawaii County entered its ninth consecutive week of increased COVID cases, bringing the total number of new cases for the county this week to 1,102. This is an increase of over 250 cases from the week before.

County pays $135,000 to settle defamation lawsuit

Hawaii County has agreed to pay $135,000 to settle a defamation lawsuit filed by two former employees who said former county officials besmirched their reputations by telling a newspaper they’d been fired.

10 Hilo residents nabbed in warrant sweep

An inter-agency warrant sweep by officers from the Hawaii Police Department, Hawaii State Sheriff’s Department and Department of Land and Natural Resources was conducted in Hilo on Tuesday, resulting in the arrest of 10 wanted individuals for a total of 21 outstanding warrants.

Police arrest 22 for DUI

During the week of May 16-22, Hawaii Island police arrested 22 motorists for DUI. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One was younger than 21.

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