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Today’s Top Story:  “Plea change in Konawaena High sex assault case.”

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Plea change (in) Konawaena High sex assault case

A Kona man charged with multiple counts of first-degree sexual assault related to incidents at a West Hawaii high school changed his plea to no contest this month after a panel of mental health experts found him fit to stand trial after being held in custody of the State Hospital since 2019.

State Legislature passes abortion access measure

The state House of Representatives on Friday passed Senate Bill 1 SD2, which would ensure that women in Hawaii have access to safe reproductive health care following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson.

Cesspools slated to close

Two West Hawaii large-capacity cesspools are slated to be closed by the beginning of the month according to action taken by the The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Mobile health clinic unveiled

A new mobile health care clinic has arrived on the Big Island courtesy of Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies, a Hawaii-based nonprofit dedicated to improving maternal, child and family health care.

Salvation Army van stolen in Hilo

A cargo van used to support local outreach for The Salvation Army in Hilo was stolen sometime between Monday and Tuesday, according to a release from the Hawaii Police Department.

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