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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2022

NEWS

Seem Familiar? Kona Well Failures, Water Restrictions Nothing New By Tom Hasslinger

If mandatory water restrictions in North Kona sound familiar, they should.

From 2017 to 2018, a number of well failures across West Hawai‘i prompted a water restriction in North Kona that lasted over a year.

 

   

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NEWS

HPD Seeks Public Help Finding Waimea Theft Suspect

Authorities seek the public’s help identifying a woman involved in a theft that took place in Waimea last month.

According to Hawai‘i police, the incident occurred on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, between 8:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m., when an unidentified female suspect was observed on video surveillance removing a handheld electronic tablet valued at $100 from a shopping cart located in the 65-0000 block of Māmalahoa Highway in Waimea.

 

   

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BIG ISLAND CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

Number of Veterans Test Positive for COVID at Hilo VA Home By Tiffany DeMasters

Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo is currently in outbreak mode as six residents and a number of staff have tested positive for COVID-19.

This is the first time the virus has been detected among VA residents since the fatal outbreak during the Delta variant in the summer of 2020 where 27 veterans succumbed to COVID, Hilo Medical Center spokeswoman Elena Cabatu confirmed to Big Island Now on Tuesday.

 

   

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NEWS

Maunakea Rangers Start Conducting Brake Checks on Vehicles Returning From Summit

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Maunakea Rangers started conducting brake temperature checks in 2022 on all vehicles returning from the nearly 14,000-foot summit of Maunakea.

According to the university, the rangers added the safety precaution after it was determined that three accidents on Maunakea Access Road in early this year, including a fatal accident, were caused by brake failure.

 

   

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NEWS

Police Investigating Body Found in Kona

Hawai‘i Island police are investigating the discovery of a body found at a county park near the intersection of Ali‘i Drive and Hualālai Road.

On Tuesday, June 7, shortly before 6 a.m., Kona patrol officers responded to the park after receiving a report of a lifeless body there. The victim was transported to the Hilo Medical Center for official pronouncement of death and scheduling of an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

 

   

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NEWS

New Infectious Disease Specialist Lands in West Hawai‘i

Dr. Clayton Foster, MD, is working as a new infectious disease specialist in West Hawai‘i, Ali‘i Health Center announced in a press release Tuesday, June 7.

Foster, who earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama, will be providing quality, patient-centered care with a focus on expanding access to infectious disease expertise using telemedicine, the release stated.

 

   

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EAST HAWAII NEWS

HCC Offers Stand-Alone EMT Training

Hawai‘i Community College is offering stand-alone training for those who want to become emergency medical technicians.

The EMT courses were previously provided as part of the fire science associate degree program, but now students have the option of focusing on EMT training without enrolling in fire science courses. Jack Minassian, associate professor of fire science, said the knowledge, skills and training in these courses will ultimately create a safer community.

 

   

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BIG ISLAND WEATHER
MAUI

Maui’s Royce Fukuroku appointed to Cameron Center Board of Directors

Royce Fukuroku, Vice President, Central Pacific Bank, Maui Commercial Banking Assistant Manager, has been appointed to the J. Walter Cameron Center’s Board of Directors. 

   

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Sugimura to host Talk Story at Upcountry Farmers Market, June 11

Councilmember Sugimura invites the public to come and voice their concerns on County issues that matter to them. Rep. Kyle Yamashita will also be available to discuss State-related issues with the community. 

   

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KAUAI

Officials Warn of Summer Wildfires as Drought Conditions Expected to Worsen

State officials are warning Hawaii residents to prepare themselves for upcoming wildfires this summer as drought conditions are expected to worsen. 

   

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Minor Injuries Reported Following Structure Fires Earlier This Week

Firefighters extinguished two structure fires on Monday – one at a condo unit in Princeville and one at a residence in Wailua. 

   

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