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Police nab 19 for suspected drunken driving

Hawaii Police Department officers arrested 19 motorists for suspected drunken driving between Dec. 12 and Sunday. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes and one was younger than age 21.

Storm takes a toll

About 800 Big Island residents were estimated to still be without power Tuesday afternoon following the “Kona low” storm that hit Monday.

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.

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