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Police arrest 20 for DUI

During the week of Aug. 7-13, Hawaii Island police arrested 20 motorists for DUI. Seven of the drivers were involved in a traffic collision. None were under the age of 21.

HTA to seek tourism emergency declaration

The Hawaii Tourism Authority is requesting that the governor declare a tourism emergency in the wake of devastating wildfires in Maui and Hawaii counties, and if approved it would be the first such declaration and allow the agency to tap into a $5 million special fund.

Police ID driver killed in Ka‘u crash

Police have identified a 30-year-old man killed when he lost control of his car Sunday on Highway 11 and crashed into the rock-wall sign fronting Manuka State Recreational Park in Ka‘u as Koa Kane Clark of Waikoloa.

Big Island pilots respond to Maui crisis

Within hours of learning of the devastation wrought on the Maui town of Lahaina, phones were ringing among the general aviation pilots of Hawaii. An often under-appreciated yet vital part of the emergency infrastructure of Hawaii, private pilots and aircraft owners throughout the state began organizing flights of lifesaving supplies of food, medicine, clothing, water and whatever else the victims of the fire were in dire need of.

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