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A 52-year-old man charged for harrassing a Hawaii monk seal.

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Man charged for monk seal harassment

A 52-year-old man, who recently relocated to Hawaii from the mainland, was cited Tuesday by a trio of State and federal agencies after his dog was captured oån videotape harassing a Hawaiian monk seal at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park on Oct. 10.

Hawaii Radiologic at a standstill

Hawaii Radiologic Associates has been experiencing what it refers to as “technical difficulties” that have caused temporary disruptions to its computer systems, phone lines and website.

Council kills property tax relief

A measure that would have provided property tax relief for properties not currently under assessment caps was soundly defeated Wednesday by a County Council majority.

Public input sought on fishing regulations

A series of public meetings hosted by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council will take place throughout November to review fishing regulations for the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Monument Expansion Area, or MEA.

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.

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