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“Sunshine Law” complaint delays Friday meeting of the Board of Land and Natural Resources.

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Updated fire code proposed

A revamp of the county fire code is in the works, with Puna Councilwoman Ashley Kierkiewicz proposing updates in both the requirements and permit fees to prepare the county for compliance with the latest state requirements.

Obituaries for October 14

Martin George Heins, 65, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 9 in Kealakekuai.Born in The Netherlands, he was a mechanic, security guard and U.S. Army veteran. Private services. Online condolences: Survived by brothers Eric Heins and David Swor Heins of San Francisco, The Rev. Paul Heins of Port Townsend, Wash; a niece. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Board: Nonresponsiveness is not an ethics violation

A nonresponse from government officials to emails and telephone calls isn’t necessarily a violation of the ethics code, the county Board of Ethics said Wednesday in denying a resident’s call to penalize 14 top officials for ignoring his warnings about what he saw as the danger of face masks and vaccines during the coronavirus pandemic.

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