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Victims of affordable housing scheme start lining up

Hawaii County has declared itself a victim of an employee who pleaded guilty to stealing affordable housing credits, and its attorneys are asking the court to return property currently under forfeiture by the federal government.

Police ID Puna crash victim

Hawaii Island police have identified the driver of the 2011 Mazda sedan involved in a fatal single-vehicle crash in Pahoa on Oct. 19 as 49-year-old April Buxton of Puna. The crash was reported at 10:13 p.m. in the area of Kahakai Boulevard and Welea Street.

Hilo man killed in motorcycle collision

Hawaii Island police are investigating a fatal traffic collision involving two motorcylces that was reported just after 6 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Kilauea Avenue and East Palai Street in Hilo.

In her shoes

On Saturday morning, dozens of men strolled through downtown Hilo sporting high heels.

Improvements at Ha‘aheo Elementary set for next summer

Ha‘aheo Elementary School completed an Environmental Analysis for a three-phase renovation and construction project on Oct. 23, with the report finding there are no archaeological features, rare or endangered flora, or other historic elements that will be impacted by the construction.

Around the world

Makua Lani Christian Academy students on Friday showcased their knowledge of selective countries and customs at the school’s International Day.

TAT sweetens county budget

Hawaii County’s new tax on hotels and short-term rentals helped sweeten county coffers to an extent unseen in previous years.

Fixes unveiled for Waipio road

A three-year Hawaii County plan to fully reopen Waipio Valley Road by mitigating its safety hazards was met with little opposition Wednesday.


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