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“Terrifying:  Air passenger recounts crashing into ceiling…when Hawaiian Airlines Flight 35 dipped.”

Views expressed in this West Hawaii News update are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Accessed on 20 December 2022, 1230 UTC.

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Green wants $50M for HMC

Gov. Josh Green is seeking $50 million for the expansion of Hilo Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit and Medical Surgical Unit.

November rainfall helps some parched areas

November seemed like a rainy month for much of the windward Big Island, but Hilo International Airport was the only official rain gauge in East Hawaii to record an above-average total for the month, according to the National Weather Service.

Storm moves in

Showers and thunderstorms are forecast to continue through today as a cold front moves over the state.

Parker Ranch sued over 2021 fire

A group of Hawaiian Homestead leaseholders is suing Parker Ranch for losses suffered as a result of a 2021 fire ignited by work on the private ranch’s land that ultimately grew to become the largest wildland fire in state history.

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