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Police jurisdiction challenge rejected again

A lawsuit claiming that the chiefs of police for the Big Island, Maui and Honolulu violated the law during the 2019 Thirty Meter Telescope protests has been dismissed once again, this time by the Hawaii Supreme Court.

Survey IDs deficiencies in Big Isle health care

Psychiatry and mental health counseling are the Big Island’s two most needed types of health care, according to an islandwide survey completed in March by Community First Hawaii, a nonprofit with a goal of improving access to health care throughout the state.

HVNP fire 70% contained

According to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a wildfire on the southeast flank of Mauna Loa within the park’s boundaries was 70% contained as of Wednesday morning and was about 42.5 acres in size.

Fire prompts closure of Mauna Loa Road

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has closed Mauna Loa Road to the public from the gate at the Kipukapuaulu parking lot due to a wildfire and fire suppression efforts, the park announced Tuesday.

Puna man sought by police

Police are seeking leads on a 29-year-old Puna man wanted for questioning in two criminal investigations from earlier this year.

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