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Former city DPP chief to plead guilty for role in bribery scheme.

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Ironman World Championships course informtion and guide for spectators.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2022

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Ironman World Championship’s course information and guide for spectators

Learn about the 140.6-mile course of the 2022 VinFast Ironman World Championship and where the best places are to view the 5,000 triathletes compete on Thursday and Saturday. 

   

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EAST HAWAII NEWS

Solid waste facilities to be closed during Ironman

The return of the IRONMAN World Championship to the Big Island this week is necessitating the closure of the county’s solid waste facilities because of road closures associated with the triathlon. 

   

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EAST HAWAII NEWS

Sign thief in Kaʻū District strikes again By Nathan Christophel

The Hawaiʻi Police Department is on the trail of a sign thief with 16 road signs gone missing in the last month. 

   

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Gallery: Ironman’s Parade of Nations in Kona celebrates 5,000 triathletes from 90 countries

The VinFast Ironman World Championship’s Parade of Nations was held Monday afternoon in Kailua-Kona to celebrate approximately 5,000 triathletes who qualified for the elite race from about 90 countries. 

   

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FEATURED

Man from Captain Cook charged with multiple drug-related crimes and forgery

Hawai‘i Island police have charged 41-year-old Matthew B. Cummings of Captain Cook with multiple drug-related offenses after recovering 51 grams 51 grams of methamphetamine, 140 grams of marijuana and several counterfeit $100 bills. 

   

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BIG ISLAND WEATHER
MAUI

Imua Family Services prepping keiki for kindergarten

Done in the home and online, Waterford Upstart equips caregivers with tools that empower them to become the first and most influential teachers of their children. 

   

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First ever Hawaiian hawk week begins Sunday

Prompted by repeated injuries suffered by a single ʻIo or Hawaiian hawk, a collaboration of conservation agencies and nonprofit organizations are holding the first-ever “Hawk Week,” Oct. 9-15, 2022. 

   

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KAUAI

Waimea wastewater treatment plant project honored by American Society of Civil Engineers

The county Department of Public Works Division of Wastewater Management was recently honored for its work on an optimization project at one of the island’s wastewater treatment plants. 

   

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Learn about Holomua: Marine 30×30 Initiative at information session Oct. 4 in Līhuʻe

The Hawaiʻi Fishermen’s Alliance for Conservation and Tradition will hold an information session on Oct. 4 in Līhuʻe to discuss possible impacts of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Holomua:  Marine 30×30 Initiative. 

   

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Hawaii commission to vet new bills to boost public access to government.

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10.4.2022
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Hawai‘i commission to vet new bills to boost public access to government
A commission to increase government transparency is set to vote on several measures Wednesday that would reduce the cost of public records, archive government board meetings, subject lawmakers to term limits, require certain legislative groups to abide by open meetings laws and require the state Office of Elections to publish a voters guide. Civil Beat.

Hawai‘i coalition scores ‘climate-smart’ ag grant


A coalition of Hawai‘i community groups and government entities received a federal grant that will bring up to $40 million to help farmers, ranchers and foresters implement “climate-smart” agricultural practices. The grant also aims to establish stronger markets for local commodities produced using methods that reduce greenhouse gas emissions or store carbon. Star-Advertiser.

HI-EMA assures Hawai‘i of no threat from North Korean missile launch
North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan on Monday, escalating tests of weapons designed to strike key targets in regional U.S. allies amid stalled nuclear diplomacy. Although there was no threat to Hawai‘i, Japan officials advised residents to take shelter. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now. KHON2

Hawai‘i to install EV stations along highways
Eleven electric vehicle fast-charging stations are slated for Hawai‘i highways, according to the state Department of Transportation. Each station is required to offer four 150-kilowatt ports capable of charging four cars simultaneously within 20 minutes. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now. KHON2. KITV4.

Project to control miconia with butterflies could roll out within year
The state Department of Agriculture and the state Department of Land and Natural Resources had proposed the field release of the butterfly (Euselasia chrysippe) on state lands as a way to mitigate the growth of the noxious weed native to Central and South America. Maui News.

Addressing mental health in public schools poses a challenge for staff and psychologists
Counselors are often the “go-to” source at schools for helping students academically and addressing mental or behavioral issues. Hawaii Public Radio.

HAWAII BUSINESS MAGAZINE
Sages Over 70
We interviewed five kūpuna who continue to serve Hawai‘i after illustrious careers focused on public service, including Amy Agbayani, Robbie Alm, Tom Coffman… read more.
OʻAHU
Red Hill leader vows community inclusion
The military task force charged with defueling the Red Hill Fuel Storage Facility plans to begin draining the pipes to massive underground fuel storage tanks in two weeks — a first step in removing 100 million gallons of fuel. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawaii News Now. KHON2. KITV4.

Voters to decide if construction interests have too much say in Honolulu planning
One proposed charter amendment would give voters a chance to weigh in on the makeup of a controversial city commission. Civil Beat.

Separate bomb scares disrupt Honolulu airport and Pearl Harbor-Hickam
Authorities are investigating two bomb scare incidents involving suspicious packages, including one at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport that led to the closing of part of several baggage claim areas and a couple of gates. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now. KHON2. KITV4.

Harbor cargo capacity expansion slated for 2024 completion
A new ocean cargo container terminal at Honolulu Harbor long deemed a crucial state project supporting economic growth is on track for completion in early 2024 after nearly two decades of work that has included major delays. Star-Advertiser.

Lead detected near military’s ‘Ewa Beach shooting range, Surfrider says
High levels of lead were detected in soil samples taken near the military’s Puuloa Range Training Facility in ‘Ewa Beach earlier this year, some with up to 17 times the state safety standard for an industrial area, the Surfrider Foundation said Monday. Civil Beat. KITV4.

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A company’s culture is the character and personality of an organization. In positive situations, it increases engagement, and can ensure employee happiness, productivity and retention… read more.

HAWAIʻI ISLAND
Panel to mull gun carry bill today
The bill would define sensitive locations on the Big Island where carry of a firearm is prohibited, consistent with an individual’s 2nd Amendment right to bear arms in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June ruling in the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association vs. Bruen. West Hawaii Today.

Ironman’s two races in Kona could pump $100 million into economy — but is it worth it?
With more racers and race days, Ironman is expecting it to generate in excess of $100 million. Some of the businesses negatively affected say the event organizers should allocate a pot of money to be given to businesses that lose money during the races. Big Island Now.

HAWAII BUSINESS MAGAZINE
New Episode: Suzanne Vares-Lum, East-West Center

This Wahiawa native and former Major General in the United States Army has her sights set on bringing the talent of all women to the forefront. In this episode of The Hawaii Business Podcast, Vares-Lum expresses joy and purpose in connecting like minded people and the benefits of collective action. Tune in now!
MAUI COUNTY
Maui group launches Safe Solar Projects effort leading up to Paeahu Solar case
Safe Solar alleges that Paeahu Solar Project, a solar energy and battery storage plant slated for 150 acres behind Maui Meadows in South Maui, could increase flooding, and spark cultural, archeological and environmental damage, among other issues. Maui Now.

Hāliʻimaile General Store, Gannon’s Pacific View restaurants bought by Wyoming group
After establishing landmark Hāliʻimaile General Store and picturesque Gannon’s Pacific View Restaurant, chef-owner Bev Gannon is selling the award-winning restaurants to Wyoming-based Gather Restaurant Group LLC. Maui Now.

KAUAʻI
Despite strong need, youth drug treatment center on Kaua‘i sits empty 3 years after it was built
Construction on Kaua‘i’s Adolescent Treatment and Healing Center wrapped up three years ago. But the mostly taxpayer-funded project has yet to help a single child. Hawaii News Now.

Waimea wastewater project wins project award for county
On Friday, representatives from the county Department of Public Works and its Division of Wastewater Management received the American Society of Civil Engineers Hawai‘i Section 2022 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement award for Best Small Project, at the Kahala Hotel and Resort on O‘ahu. Garden Island. Kauai Now.

Partners needed to build affordable housing project in ‘Ele‘ele
The Kaua‘i County Housing Agency is seeking a development partner to construct the first 38 single-family homes in the county’s Lima Ola affordable housing subdivision in ‘Ele‘ele. Kauai Now.

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KITV 4 Island News

Aging Well: Lunalio Home says its garden feeds the soul.

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Aging Well: Lunalilo Home says its garden feeds the soul
Tuesday 10/4 at 11:00am
Eating high quality food can help everyone in Aging Well. That’s why a Hawaii Kai senior facility started growing its own food. We tour the garden at Lunalilo Home, and finds out how working with the Earth nourishes more than…
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Trump goes to Supreme Court over Mar-a-Lago search and seizure of documents
Tuesday 10/4 at 9:45am
Former President Donald Trump has asked the Supreme Court to intervene in the dispute over materials marked as classified the FBI seized from his Mar-a-Lago estate this summer.
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Packages that prompted Pearl Harbor gate closure deemed safe
Tuesday 10/4 at 8:51am
A gate to Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor was closed after three suspicious packages were found in the area. Officials say the packages that prompted the closure Monday of Borchers Gate were later deemed safe. A male suspect was taken into custody.
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Leahi Avenue will now be owned by the City and County of Honolulu
Tuesday 10/4 at 8:49am
On Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Rick Bangiardi will sign the quitclaim deed to Leahi Avenue, marking the official transfer of private ownership to the City and County of Honolulu.
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Tuesday Weather: Wet weather lingers with moderate trade winds
Tuesday 10/4 at 4:38am
Wet weather continues on Tuesday with partly to mostly cloudy skies and scattered showers. Some showers may be heavy at times with the potential of thunderstorms for Maui and Hawai’i Counties. Highs 83 to 88. Northeast winds 10 to 20…
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Miami Dolphins coach says Tagovailoa in good spirits after concussion, as NFL review underway
Friday 9/30 at 9:25am
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is “in good spirits” Friday after receiving a concussion during Thursday night’s game, head coach Mike McDaniel told reporters.
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Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Hawaii County is planning to provide wastewater treatment services to Puna residents.

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Puna wastewater project eyed

Hawaii County is planning to provide wastewater treatment services to Puna residents, according to an environmental impact statement preparation notice published Sept. 23 by the state’s Office of Planning and Sustainable Development.

 


Hilo family recounts struggles of being homeless


Judge discusses mental health, substance use issues in the criminal justice system


Groups gather peacefully, try to find common ground on Waipi‘o Valley access


Could fewer fees help physician shortage? Organization pushes elimination of GET on medical services


State hopes to boost use of Affordable Connectivity Program

 • Updated 12:05 am


Panel to mull gun carry bill today

 • Updated 12:05 am


Arthritis can’t quell 96-year old Kurtistown woman’s passion for sewing, serving

 • Updated 12:05 am

Rainy Side View: When you can’t beat ’em, laugh

If you’re new here and noticing colorful striped tents around Hilo, don’t think the circus has come to town. And if your friend announces that they’ll be tenting next week, don’t expect an invitation to a backyard barbecue.

 


End of Kalanianaole Ave road work in sight


State minimum wage raised to $12 an hour


Obituaries for October 2

 • Updated 12:38 pm


Your Views for October 2


Volcano Watch: How Kilauea volcano fills its craters


Tropical Gardening: Global warming means palms in surprising places


‘The Last Five Years’ hits UH-Hilo stage this weekend


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West Hawaii Today

For the first time in 3 years, the Ironman Parade of Nations returned to Alii Drive on Monday.

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Ironman Parade of Nations returns

For the first time since 2019, athletes from around the globe took to Alii Drive Monday afternoon for the Ironman Parade of Nations.

 

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Council to get update on animal control

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State hopes to boost use of Affordable Connectivity Program

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Navy admiral to seek community input on Red Hill fuel tanks

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Oath Keepers trial: Jan. 6 was ‘rebellion,’ prosecutor says

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Nephi’s Smokehouse holds hunting tournament