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Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Hawaii economic report is “pessimistic”–recession expected in 2023.

Views expressed in this Hawaii Island News update are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Accessed on 23 September 2022, 1317 UTC.

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Public school enrollment down

Public school enrollment on Hawaii Island declined for a third straight year, according to data recently released by the Department of Education.

Police: Road signs stolen from Highway 11

Police say that between Aug. 31 and Wednesday, numerous road signs were stolen from Highway 11 in in the areas of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Pahala, Punaluu Black Sands Beach, Naalehu and Waiohinu.

Two men arrested for paintballing assault

Police arrested two men early Thursday after receiving a report of two men in a dark truck shooting paintballs at random people on Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona. Officers contacted two separate victims with visible injuries consistent to that of being shot by a paintball.

Senators urge better care for US veterans

Hawaii County has two community outpatient clinics for veterans and two vet centers, meaning veterans on the island often have to travel, schedule a telehealth visit, or seek a community care provider to access treatment in a timely manner.

Wanted: A bunch of mahimahi stomachs

To fishermen in Hawaii, Pacific mahimahi stomachs hold no particular value and are discarded. But to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists researching mahimahi diet, each stomach tells a unique story and provides an opportunity to help the fish and its environment.

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