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Public frustrated by ban on trailers at transfer stations-new rules could be in place next year.

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Kona man fit to stand trial for sex assault of student

A 21-year-old Kona man indicted in 2019 for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor on the grounds of a South Kona public school and subsequently indicted in connection with two later, unrelated sex assaults was found fit to stand trial after spending over two years at the Hawaii State Hospital.

Photos: Hilo blanks Waiakea, 36-0

Hilo won the hometown matchup against Waiakea High School on Friday night. The Vikings beat the Warriors in the last regular game of the season 36-0. Hilo finished the season 6-3 and will go on to play Konawaena in the BIIF Championship in Kona at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Hawaiian Electric customers again asked to reduce electricity use

Hawaiian Electric is again asking Hawaii Island customers to limit their use of electricity this evening, especially from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The need for conservation is prompted by the unavailability of several large generators, the utility said in a press release this afternoon.

Planning commission OKs zoning time extension bill

The Leeward Planning Commission on Thursday agreed with a bill requiring County Council authorization of time extensions to zoning ordinances, a measure that would replace the current practice of administrative time extensions approved by the Planning Department.

County to upgrade online permitting system

Department of Public Works Building Division and the Planning Department will install a system upgrade to the Electronic Processing and Information Center system from 4:30 pm Friday, Oct. 28, until 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31.

Ige appoints Yost to PUC

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Colin Yost, an attorney and businessman, to the Public Utilities Commission to fill the seat being vacated by Commissioner Jennifer “Jennie” Potter, who announced she will be resigning from her position effective Oct. 31.

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