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|Tuesday • September 19, 2023|
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By JOHN BURNETT Hawaii Tribune-Herald The state Department of Land and Natural Resources said Monday a hazardous materials survey indicated “suspected asbestos” in the former Uncle Billy’s Hilo Bay Hotel. Contractors will be required to clear hazardous material from the property before demolition of the derelict 148-room former hotel building on Banyan Drive, which tentatively is scheduled to take place next spring. Vegetation around the property has been cleared, and a perimeter…Read more
By ALLISON SCHAEFERs The Honolulu Star-Advertiser/TNS Upward of $200 million has been raised by five of the top sources of private donations and their affiliates for Maui wildfire victims, with charitable funds coming from hundreds of thousands of donors in Hawaii and across the globe. Government funding has been significant, with FEMA reporting last week that more than $103million has been approved for more than 5,500 households. However, private funding also has an important role to…Read more
By JON GAMBRELL, LUJAIN JOand MATTHEW LEE Associated Press DOHA, Qatar – Five Americans detained for years in Iran walked off a plane and into freedom Monday, most arm-in-arm, as part of a politically risky deal that saw President Joe Biden agree to the release of nearly $6 billion in frozen Iranian assets owed by a third country, South Korea. See DEAL Page A6 …Read more
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