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Hawaii Tribune-Herald


Hawaii County Department of Water Supply says work between Paradise Drive and Orchidland Drive on Highway 130 will disrupt traffic.

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Water work to impact traffic on Keaau-Pahoa Road

The county Department of Water Supply will be working Keaau-Pahoa Road (Highway 130) between Paradise Drive and Orchid Land Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., daily from Monday, Oct. 17 through Friday, Oct. 21 to install a new water service.

Animal Control Services criticized

Dozens of people turned out Tuesday to voice their frustrations with Hawaii County’s Animal Control Services, only for a planned discussion about those operations to be postponed.

Council panel sees firearm bill as too restrictive

Hawaii County’s first shot at drafting an open or concealed carry gun law was deemed too restrictive Tuesday by a majority of County Council members after dozens of testifiers weighed in, the vast majority opposing the measure on constitutional grounds.

Two Coffee With a Cop events Wednesday

As part of the seventh annual National Coffee With a Cop Day, the Hawaii Police Department invites the public to participate in two Coffee With a Cop events on Wednesday — one in Honoka‘a and the other in Kailua-Kona.

Panel to mull gun carry bill today

A bill that would restrict the carrying of concealed and unconcealed firearms in “sensitive places” in Hawaii County has garnered quite a bit of opposition ahead of its first committee hearing.

Grant will boost PTA’s firefighting ability

The Pohakuloa Training Area’s fire response capability will be enhanced through a $2.48 million U.S. Department of Defense grant to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources for the construction of a new firefighting and conservation warehouse to improve wildfire response and enable maintenance and repair of firefighting vehicles.

Obituaries for October 4

Rodney Charles Anjo, 76, of Hilo died July 21 at Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. Celebration of life 10 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 9) at Kakaako Waterfront Park in Honolulu. Online condolences: Survived by son, Randy Anjo of Honolulu; daughters, Cheray Anjo of Honolulu and Candace Kupau of Las Vegas; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Navy admiral to seek community input on Red Hill fuel tanks

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Oahu — The commander of the task force responsible for draining fuel from a World War II-era storage tank facility that leaked jet fuel and poisoned Pearl Harbor’s tap water last year said Monday he’s exploring ways to get community feedback.

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