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Bill to help reduce backlog of building permit applications deferred.

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Water Department contingency plans cleared by auditor

The Department of Water Supply has successfully addressed three issues identified in a 2020 audit that found the department lacked sufficient contingency plans to ensure the public had dependable access to water when equipment breaks down, the county auditor told the County Council inane Committee on Tuesday.

Armed robbery suspect makes initial appearance

A Kona District Court judge Monday maintained bail at $1.455 million for a Kailua-Kona man facing two dozen charges stemming from an alleged armed robbery that was followed by a car crash and the man reportedly shooting at a police officer.

Council to vote on legislative priorities

Changes to special management area permit exemptions, county control over tobacco products and a younger retirement age for police are among nine priorities Hawaii’s four counties plan to present to the state Legislature.

October was mostly dry on the windward side

October is officially the start of the wet season for most Hawaii locations — especially windward locations — but one might not know that based on the National Weather Services’ official rainfall totals.

Ceremony honors veterans

About 100 U.S. military veterans, their families and supporters gathered Friday at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 1 in Hilo to celebrate Veterans Day in a ceremony presented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3830 in Pahoa.

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