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Hawaii Island News, 12 October 2009

A 19th century priest whose courageous work with Hansen's Disease patients on Molokai has been likened to the efforts of those battling the stigma of AIDS was elevated to sainthood Sunday by Pope Benedict XVI.   Among the 10,000 pilgrims packing St. Peter's Basilica was Hawaii resident Audrey Toguchi, an 80-year old retired school teacher whose …

Hawaii Island News, 11-12 October 2009

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers tells the "Hawaii Tribune-Herald" that it is moving forward with plans to clear munition from the Makuu Farm Lots.  The Puna subdivision was built over a 640-acrea World War II bombing range known as the Popoki Target Area.  In 1990, the Corps conducted a preliminary investigation and found 12 …

Hawaii Island News, 10-11 October 2009

South Kona councilwoman Brenda Ford is suing the Hawaii County Council, alleging the body violated the state's "Sunshine Law" by failing to provide the public with ample notice of the County Council's June 16th reorganization plan.  The Council chairman and the corporation counsel told the "Hawaii Tribune-Herald" that Ford's allegations are false. (AP).  Craig Alexander …

Hawaii Island News, 09-10 October 2009

(AP).  The surprise choice of President Barack Obama for the Nobel Peace Prize is drawing praise from much of the world.  Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, who won the prize in 1984, says Obama's award shows great things are expected from him in the coming years. (AP).  It's long been said that it takes …

Hawaii Island News, 08 October 2009

Hawaii Island breathed  a sigh of relief Wednesday after civil defense officials cancelled a tsunami watch shortly after 2 pm.  The watch was triggered by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake near the Vanuatu Islands in the South Pacific.  Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator Quince Mento told the "Hawaii Tribune-Herald" the event was good practice and everyone was …

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