Public is invited to a meeting to discuss unexploded ordnance in the former Waikoloa Maneuver Area.
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Unexploded ordnance meeting today in Waikoloa
Members of the public are invited to a meeting today to learn about efforts to remove unexploded military ordnance from the former Waikoloa Maneuver Area.
Judge modifies sentence for ex-cop who murdered wife in ‘02
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State high court to determine burden of proof in Maunakea rules case
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Obituaries for October 25
George Engle, 70, of Waikoloa, died Oct. 17 at Queen’s North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired National Park Service worker at Pu‘ukohola Heiau National Historic Site. Services to be held at a later date. Survived by sons Michael and Anthony Engle and Brexson Kamano, all of Honolulu; siblings Ruthie Dos Santos of Honolulu and Tom Ross of Waimea; seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
US military to begin draining Pearl Harbor pipelines
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Public frustrated by ban on trailers at transfer stations; department says new rules could be in place next year
County officials are once again hopeful that trailers could be allowed at certain county transfer stations by early next year.
Kona man fit to stand trial for sex assault of student
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‘We’re woefully short on school psychologists’: Many students turn to private counseling for help
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‘We are Hawaii’s ship’: USS Daniel Inouye anchors in Kailua Bay; sailors give back
Thirty-six U.S. Navy sailors from the USS Daniel Inouye joined members of the American Legion and Daughters of the American Revolution Saturday for a day of community service at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery.
Mauna Loa meeting draws concerns
Ocean View residents did not seem particularly reassured following a community meeting regarding a potential Mauna Loa eruption.
Commission hopes to find new police chief by end of year
The selection process for the next police chief was the only agenda item under “unfinished business” for Friday’s meeting of the Hawaii County Police Commission in the council chambers in Hilo.
Extension of lease for mall in question: Legal issue clouds long-term future of Prince Kuhio Plaza
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Halloween happenings: Events include haunted houses, trick-or-treating, ‘Rocky Horror’ showing
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‘Night at the Museum’ returns to ‘Imiloa
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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.
Amazon will use Hawaiian Airlines to operate cargo planes
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaiian Airlines will operate 10 cargo planes for Amazon.com starting next fall under a deal that could eventually involve more planes and give Amazon a 15% stake in the airline.
Hawaiian Electric customers again asked to reduce electricity use
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County election office’s mistake sends voters scrambling: Clerical error tells voters their ballots were received before they were sent
Erroneous text messages Thursday afternoon confused and alarmed some Big Island voters who were told their ballot had been “received, validated and accepted for counting,” even though many had not even received their mailed ballot when the notice went out.
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