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Police arrest 24 for DUI

Hawaii Island police arrested 24 motorists for suspected drunken driving between May 23 and Sunday. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Two were younger than 21.

Council split on suncreen bill

A legal advisor for the county has determined that a proposed bill to ban the sale of all but a few types of sunscreen on the Big Island does not interfere with a similar state law, but County Council members remain divided on the matter.

Hawaii youth sue state over transportation climate harms

HONOLULU — Fourteen Hawaii children and teenagers filed a lawsuit Wednesday, alleging the state is violating the state constitution by operating a transportation system that harms the climate and infringes upon the plaintiffs’ right to a clean and healthy environment.

Council committees evaluate charter measures

A County Council panel Tuesday took a dim view of a proposed charter amendment adding more Native Hawaiian input into county water policies, but four other proposals were forwarded to the council with positive recommendations.


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