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County Council moves gun control bill forward with amendments.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2022

Aloha Wednesday!

For your midweek, we’ve got county council stories to keep you updated on your local government. Today’s story reports the council’s discussion on a gun control bill. On a sadder note, we have a public safety story about a body pulled from a public pool in Hilo.

Mahalo for your readership.

DISCUSSION

County Council moves gun control bill forward with amendments By Nathan Christophel

Would you be OK with people carrying a firearm in an elementary school or university? What about a hospital, government building or church? Where is it acceptable to carry guns in public?

The Hawai‘i County Council continues to ask those questions as it crafts a proposed gun control measure that details several “sensitive places” where carrying a licensed firearm, concealed or not, would be prohibited on the Big Island.

 

   

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NEWS

‘They acted on instinct’: County official praises lifeguards who pulled body from Hilo public pool By Tiffany DeMasters

Tuesday morning at Charles “Sparky” Kawamoto Stadium started as any other day. Four lifeguards arrived at 6:30 a.m., beginning their routine of walking around the county facility in Hilo to check for vandalism, theft and break-ins because the area has a history of this kind of crime.

Around 8:30 a.m., a body was discovered at the bottom of the outdoor pool while lifeguards were inspecting the pool water. Three of the lifeguards jumped in and brought the victim, a man in his 20s, to the surface.

 

   

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SPORTS

Girls volleyball championships today, with games airing live on Nā Leo TV, Spectrum

The Big Island high school girls volleyball championships are being held Oct. 18, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Kealakehe Gymnasium in Kailua-Kona.

Game 1 features Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy defending their Division II Championship versus Konawaena in a repeat of last year’s Championship.

 

   

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EAST HAWAII NEWS

Deadline to register for Downtown Hilo Christmas Light Parade is Oct. 21

The East Hawaiʻi Lions Clubs wants to remind everyone that registration for the 2022 Downtown Hilo Christmas Light Parade ends Oct. 21.

The parade will be held on Nov. 26 at 6 p.m. and feature live holiday music by marching bands from Keaʻau High, Waiākea High, Hilo Intermediate and Hilo High.

 

   

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BIG ISLAND WEATHER
MAUI

Anjelah Johnson-Reyes at Maui’s Castle Theater, Oct. 22

Anjelah Johnson-Reyes became an internet sensation with her viral video, Nail Salon. That same year she joined the cast of, MADtv as a series regular, which spawned another internet sensation, Bon Qui Qui. She takes the stage this weekend at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. 

   

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Missing: Man last seen in Hāna, Maui on Sept. 6

Brandon Romero who was reported missing on Oct. 17, 2022. He was last heard from on Sept. 5, 2022, and last seen in Hāna on Sept. 6, 2022, according to police. 

   

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KAUAI

Kauai Weather Forecast for October 19, 2022

A cold front will move southeastward through Kauai this morning, Oahu this afternoon, then stall out over Maui tonight. A period of strong north winds and… 

   

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High surf advisory issued for north-facing shores of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau

A high surf advisory has been issued for north-facing shores of Ni‘ihau and Kaua‘i through Thursday afternoon. 

   

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