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Friday Jul 25 | West Hawaii Today

Absentee walk-in polling place to reopen in Ka'u

"We looked at the statistics, looked at the numbers," said Hawaii County Elections Administrator Pat Nakamoto.

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Related Topix: Pahala, HI, Hawaiian Beaches, HI

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Honolulu Advertiser

Oahu tobacco, e-cigarette ban for those under 21 proposed

A new Honolulu City Council bill would ban people under 21 years old from purchasing tobacco and electronic smoking products on Oahu.

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Related Topix: Honolulu, HI, Smoking, Medicine, Health

Switched

The GMO Authority: Who Should Regulate Hawaii's GMO And Pesticide Use

The question of whether or not counties have the authority to regulate pesticide use and genetically engineered crops was at the center of a federal court hearing on Wednesday challenging Kauai County's new ordinance imposing buffer zones and disclosure requirements on biotechnology firms.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Kauai County, HI, Maui County, HI

West Hawaii Today

Hawaii Republican Party appoints Gunner Mench as West Hawaii County chairman

Gunner Mench, owner of Harbor Galley in Kawaihae, has been appointed the Hawaii Republican Party's West Hawaii County chairman.

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The Honolulu Advertiser

Hiker injured on lava viewing trail

A Hawaii County Fire Department helicopter airlifted hikers trying to view the lava flow from the Kahaualea Trail in a Puna rain forest, when one of the hikers sprained her ankle Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Fern Forest, HI

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Honolulu Advertiser

Puna man who allegedly tried to run down officers charged

A 38-year-old Puna man, who was shot by police after allegedly trying to run down two officers with his sport utility vehicle, was charged Wednesday with three counts of first-degree attempted murder.

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Related Topix: Hilo, HI

West Hawaii Today

Today in West Hawaii history | July 23

Editor's note: This list of notable headlines from West Hawaii Today throughout the years is compiled from West Hawaii Today archives.

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Related Topix: 10-20, Hilo, HI, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Honolulu Advertiser

Hawaii island man arrested for allegedly trying to run over officers

Hawaii County police arrested a 38-year-old Pahoa man on suspicion of first-degree and second-degree attempted murder for allegedly trying to run down two officers Monday in his sport utility vehicle.

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Related Topix: Pahoa, HI, Hilo, HI

The Honolulu Advertiser

Man indicted on charges of trying to force woman driver off road

Hawaii County police Monday arrested a 32-year-old Puna man indicted on charges of attempted murder and other offenses.

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Related Topix: Pahoa, HI

West Hawaii Today

Big Island unemployment rate increased in June

The Big Island's unemployment rate increased while the statewide unemployment rate held steady in June 2014, according to the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, Maui County, HI, Kauai County, HI

Agri Marketing

Grower Groups Sue Hawaii County Over GMO Ban

GROWER GROUPS SUE HAWAII COUNTY OVER GMO BAN Jul. 22, 2014 Coral Beach News reports: Hawaiian papaya and banana growers have joined cattlemen and floral producers to fight a ban on open-air growing and testing of genetically modified crops imposed by the Hawaii County Council.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Mon Jul 21, 2014

West Hawaii Today

Today in West Hawaii history | July 20

Editor's note: This list of notable headlines from West Hawaii Today throughout the years is compiled from West Hawaii Today archives.

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Related Topix: 10-20, Hilo, HI

KPUA-AM Hilo

County urges smaller signs for Kona hotel

A Hawaii County Council committee is rejecting a developer's plan to install signs for the Big Island's first Holiday Inn.

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Related Topix: Kailua Kona, HI

West Hawaii Today

Kona District Property Crime Report | July 6-13

Editor's note: This log of property crimes reported in the Kona District is a regular feature of West Hawaii Today and is compiled using Hawaii County Police Department records.

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West Hawaii Today

Big Island | Bench Warrants | 7-18-14

Whenever an individual ignores a court summons or traffic citation, the court issues a bench warrant for that person's arrest.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

3 named to fill state board vacancies [The Honolulu Star-Advertiser :: ]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) July 19--Gov. Neil Abercrombie this week announced the interim appointments of three members to two state boards to fill recent vacancies prompted by a new law requiring public disclosure of financial interests for members of various state boards and commissions.

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Related Topix: Honolulu, HI, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Neil Abercrombie, Democrat, US Governors

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Hawaii County urges smaller signs for Kona hotel

The Seattle-based developers want to install signs for the Kailua-Kona hotel that would be nearly four times bigger than the maximum allowed, West Hawaii Today reported .

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Related Topix: Kailua Kona, HI

KITV-TV

Tropical Storm Wali nears Hawaiian islands

Heavy rain a big concern for the state. We have team coverage tonight. Our KITV4 weather team has been monitoring Tropical Storm Wali through the night--- Pete Caggiano standing by with how officials are planning for the storm---but we head over to the weather center to check in with Moani for the very latest.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Tornado, Weather, Flood

Thu Jul 17, 2014

KPUA-AM Hilo

Governor makes 3 board appointments

Governor Neil Abercrombie has made three appointments to a pair of boards and commissions that have been hit recently by multiple resignations.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Neil Abercrombie

Packer

Papaya, banana growers sue Hawaii County over GMO ban

Hawaiian papaya and banana growers have joined cattlemen and floral producers to fight a ban on open-air growing and testing of genetically modified crops imposed by the Hawaii County Council.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

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