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Hawaii Island News 08/12/2019


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Accessed on 12 August 2019, 1425 UTC, Post 19356.

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Earning college credits on the mauna

As University of Hawaii gears up for another school year, students protesting the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Maunakea have options to attend class without leaving the mountain.

With new law in effect, albizia fight continues

A spokeswoman for the Big Island Invasive Species Council said the first explorers of a new law allowing landowners to remove potentially dangerous albizia trees from neighboring properties could be community associations in Puna.

Engineer: Restoration of water to lower Puna not feasible

The county Department of Water Supply has no current plans to restore water service to Kapoho and the area around Pohoiki as lower Puna continues to recover from the 2018 eruption of Kilauea volcano, but was not “shutting the door” on a possible restoration in the future.

Raises planned for off-duty police

Hawaii Island police officers who provide services for private companies or other government agencies on their off-time could see payment for their services go up by as much as 50% over the next two years, under a special duty pay schedule that’s the focus of upcoming public hearings.

Astronomers to return to Maunakea

Astronomers with the Maunakea Observatories will attempt to return to the summit for the first time in four weeks thanks to a new agreement with protesters occupying Maunakea Access Road.

Pahoa man released from custody in uncle’s death

Police released a 26-year-old Pohoiki man who had been arrested in the apparent beating death of his uncle.

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West Hawaii News 08/12/2019


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Accessed on 12 August 2019, 1415 UTC, Post 19355.

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Drought recovery proving uneven

KAILUA-KONA — A large swath of Hawaii Island emerged from abnormally dry conditions and other areas got some reprieve from drought following above-average rainfall over many areas during July.

Raises planned for off-duty police

HILO — Hawaii Island police officers who provide services for private companies or other government agencies on their off-time could see payment for their services go up by as much as 50% over the next two years, under a special duty pay schedule that’s the focus of upcoming public hearings.

New stipend available to help train teachers

Are you interested in earning your teacher license to teach grades 6-12 in the state of Hawaii? Do you have your bachelor’s degree? Are you employed by the Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) as a substitute, emergency hire, or an educational assistant?

Council advances changes to Kona CDP

HILO — The County Council on Wednesday tightened government oversight before unanimously moving to a final reading a package of changes that some community members say will weaken the Kona Community Development Plan.

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West Hawaii News 08/10/2019


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Accessed on 10 August 2019, 1350 UTC, Post 19395.

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New stipend available to help train teachers

Are you interested in earning your teacher license to teach grades 6-12 in the state of Hawaii? Do you have your bachelor’s degree? Are you employed by the Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) as a substitute, emergency hire, or an educational assistant?

Council advances changes to Kona CDP

HILO — The County Council on Wednesday tightened government oversight before unanimously moving to a final reading a package of changes that some community members say will weaken the Kona Community Development Plan.

Kauai might host missile tests

HONOLULU — The United States’ formal exit from a treaty banning intermediate-range, ground-based missiles is ushering in a new phase to the arms race that already is underway in Asia and the Pacific.

Women arrested for 6-year-old’s murder

KAILUA-KONA — Two women charged in connection with the murder of a 6-year-old boy on Halloween night 2018, and abusing him and his siblings for months prior, pleaded not guilty to a host of charges Monday.

Calmer weather ahead

KAILUA-KONA — Clearer weather is coming to West Hawaii skies in the coming days, but forecasters are advising that the season for storms isn’t over yet.

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