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Pedestrian struck and killed by vehicle in North Kona.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2022

NEWS

Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Vehicle in North Kona

A Kailua-Kona woman is dead after she was struck by a vehicle while crossing Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway near the Palani Road intersection Tuesday evening.

Hawaiʻi police responded to the crash at approximately 5:06 p.m. Through the course of their investigation, authorities determined a silver 2011 Mercury Milan four-door sedan was heading south on Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway when it struck the 62-year-old woman, later identified as Gloria Jean Sanchez, 150 yards north of the Palani Road intersection.

 

   

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NEWS

2 More Cases of Monkeypox ID’d on Oʻahu

The Hawaiʻi Department of Health has identified two additional probable case of monkeypox in Oʻahu residents. This brings the total number of cases in Hawaiʻi to two confirmed and three probable. DOH has also identified connections between all five people.

“The risk to most Hawaiʻi residents remains low,” said Deputy State Epidemiologist Dr. Nathan Tan. “Anyone who has close contact with someone with monkeypox is at risk of infection—regardless of who they are, what they do, or if they are sexually active.”

 

   

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NEWS

Bail Maintained for Hilo Man Accused of Assault, Kidnapping

A Hilo District Court judge maintained bail on a Hilo man accused of assault, kidnapping and various other offenses.

Thirty-six-year-old Curtis Nihipali appeared before District Court Judge Jeffrey Hawk Tuesday, June 14, via video from the Hilo police cellblock on charges of two counts of second-degree assault, kidnapping, first-degree reckless endangering, first-degree terroristic threatening, ownership or possession of firearm prohibited, ownership or possession of ammunition prohibited, carrying or use of a firearm in the commission of a separate felony, and third-degree promotion of a detrimental drug.

 

   

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NEWS

Can Government Fix Hawai‘i Island’s ‘Affordable Housing’ Crisis? It’s Certainly Trying By Nathan Christophel

Affordable housing is what it says it is — it’s what an individual or family can afford. However, not everyone can afford the same amount.

One person’s income is different from another’s. The housing market and geographic area weigh heavily on the price of property, and the cost of the same style of home in one place might not be the same as somewhere else. Other factors such as living wage and costs of goods and services also play a part in where a person decides to live and what type of housing they want and need.

 

   

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NEWS

Police Seek Public Help Identifying Suspects in Waikōloa Store Theft

Authorities seek the public’s help identifying two individuals involved in a theft at a Waikōloa store last month.

The incident occurred on May 14 at a store located in the 69-0000 block of Waikoloa Beach Drive. According to Hawai‘i police, the two males were observed working together to remove an electronic smoking device secured within a locked cabinet between 740 a.m. to 745 a.m.

 

   

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BIG ISLAND WEATHER
MAUI

Hunting licenses and stamps now available for 2022-23 season

On June 15, the Hawaiʻi State Department of Land and Natural Resources will begin issuing hunting licenses and stamps for the new hunting season that runs July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.

 

   

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Union survey of Maui police officers finds low morale and staffing crisis linked

A survey commissioned by the Maui Police Department union found the staffing crisis may get even worse in the near future due to low morale and low pay.

 

   

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KAUAI

Kapa‘a High School Pavilion Bus Stop Closed Starting Today

Starting today, the Kaua‘i Bus will not be stopping at the Kapa‘a High School Pavilion stop on Route 60 – Kapahi Shuttle, until further notice.

 

   

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2 More Cases of Monkeypox ID’d on Oʻahu

The Hawaiʻi Department of Health has identified two additional probable case of monkeypox in Oʻahu residents. This brings the total number of cases in Hawaiʻi to two confirmed and three probable. DOH has also identified connections between all five people.

 

   

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