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Hawaii County is planning to provide wastewater treatment to Puna residents.

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Puna wastewater project eyed

Hawaii County is planning to provide wastewater treatment services to Puna residents, according to an environmental impact statement preparation notice published Sept. 23 by the state’s Office of Planning and Sustainable Development.

Photos: Pahoa football downs Kohala

Pahoa celebrated a win against Kohala on their senior night at Keaau High School on Thursday. The Daggers defeated the Cowboys 20-12 as sporadic rain came down throughout the night. Pahoa, 2-6, will go on to play at Honokaa at 6 p.m. Friday, and Kohala, 2-5, will play Hawaii Prep at home at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Frustration grows over Waipi‘o

Two groups of people with differing views of who should be allowed access to Waipi‘o Valley think an event today at the Waipi‘o lookout will remain peaceful, although disagreements have led to tension in the past two weeks.

US defense chief in Hawaii amid distrust after fuel spill

HONOLULU — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin visited Hawaii this week amid lingering community frustration and distrust after jet fuel from a military storage facility last year spilled into Pearl Harbor’s drinking water, poisoned thousands of military families and threatened the purity of Honolulu’s water supply.

Tips for avoiding scams

The Hawaii Police Department advises residents to keep the following tips in mind if they encounter a suspicious call or text message.

Motorcyclist killed in Kona traffic crash

A 21-year-old Kailua-Kona man died following a two-vehicle collision on Wednesday evening near the intersection of Kealakaa and Kealakehe streets in North Kona.