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Hawaii Island residents file ethics complaints against two county planners.

Views expressed in this Hawaii Island News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Accessed on 15 December 2022, 1343 UTC.

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Man charged with abuse, firearm offenses

Police have charged 44-year-old Jacob Walter Umemoto of Hilo with abuse of family household member and various firearm offenses following a domestic-related incident Friday with his 17-year-old daughter while at a residence on Hookina Place.

Kawananakoa, ‘last Hawaiian princess’ dies at 96

HONOLULU — Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawananakoa, the so-called last Hawaiian princess whose lineage included the royal family that once ruled the islands and an Irish businessman who became one of Hawaii’s largest landowners, died on Sunday. She was 96.

Areas closed due to eruption reopened

Two weeks after they were closed due to volcanic activity on Mauna Loa, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry and Wildlife is reopening the following areas: Kapapala Forest Reserve; ‘Ainapo Trail, road and cabin; and Kipuka ‘Ainahou Nene Sanctuary.

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Russ Roberts


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