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5 hrs ago | KITV-TV

Kilauea lava flow a potential menace to Puna residents

The threat from Kilauea is not immediate but the on and off again lava flow inching towards the community of Puna, bears watching.

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Related Topix: Kilauea, HI, Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Volcano, HI, Mountain View, HI, Wildfire, Fire

Tue Apr 15, 2014

West Hawaii Today

Waipio group rejects bill

The new Waipio Community Ohana voted to kill a senate bill establishing a temporary working group to help the state acquire lands in Waipio Valley during a meeting on Sunday.

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Greenwich Citizen

Hilo charter school's build plans hit permit snag

A hearing officer has advised the Hawaii County Planning Commission to deny a special permit to a Hilo charter school that wants to build a new campus.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

West Hawaii Today

Council to discuss Ka'u land purchase at meeting

The Hawaii County Council's Finance Committee will discuss purchasing 1,264 acres in Ka'u for public use Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Anthropology

West Hawaii Today

Today in West Hawaii history | April 14

April. 14, 2004: Konawaena's Kristin Kitaoka, left, drives past Kealakehe's Leila Kang during a 63-26 Konawaena victory at Kealakehe High School.

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Related Topix: Hawaii, Life, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, Hilo, HI

The Honolulu Advertiser

Lava flow in Puna foments fear of fires

But Kilauea's sluggish Kahaualea 2 flow, less than two miles from some Puna homes, poses no imminent danger to residents, Hawaii County Civil Defense and community leaders are emphasizing.

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Related Topix: Kilauea, HI

Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Honolulu Advertiser

Engine fire causes $24,500 in damages to Hilo house

Hawaii County Fire Department officials are investigating the cause of an engine fire Saturday night that resulted in $24,500 in damages.

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Related Topix: Fire, Hilo, HI

West Hawaii Today

Police address cyber crime, gun issues

They operate out of foreign countries and often from the mainland, gleaning personal information and using it to file people's taxes for them.

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Related Topix: Tax

West Hawaii Today

Today in West Hawaii history | April 11

Kona preschoolers are engrossed with their new friend, a Mexican Cypress, which they will be caring for - along with 79 others - until Arbor Day.

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Related Topix: Hawaii, Preschoolers, Family, 10-20, Kaneohe, HI, Hilo, HI

West Hawaii Today

Talent show gives seniors chance to shine

Members of the Honokaa Senior Club perform a skit about favorite nursery rhymes, including "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" seen here during the Big Island Senior Stars Talent Show Friday.

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Related Topix: Honokaa, HI, Kailua Kona, HI, Celebrities, Shirley Temple, Vocal, Kilauea, HI

West Hawaii Today

Council mulls bill targeting belongings of homeless people

Bill 193 requires people to remove their possessions from public property within 24 hours of receiving a written notice either in person or affixed to the property.

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Related Topix: North America Travel, Travel, Hawaii Travel, Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, Hilo, HI

Fri Apr 11, 2014

West Hawaii Today

About Town | 4-11-14

Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation is taking registration for a free Easter craft class for children 6 to 14 through Monday.

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Related Topix: Kailua Kona, HI, Hawaii, Life, Veteran Affairs

Thu Apr 10, 2014

New York Daily News

Daughter of Hawaii police officer born in squad car

Hawaii County Police Department Officer Mario Ochoa delivered his own baby girl, 8-pound-15.5-ounce Marcella Kahealani Ochoa, along the highway.

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Related Topix: Waimea, HI

Wed Apr 09, 2014

West Hawaii Today

County closer to Kealakehe wastewater upgrades

Hawaii County is still a few years away from being able to offer treated water for reuse in landscaping irrigation, Environmental Management Director Bobby Jean Leithead Todd said Tuesday evening.

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West Hawaii Today

Today in West Hawaii history | April 9

April 9, 2004: Teams from Hualalai Academy, Hawaii Preparatory Academy and Waimea Middle School take part for the first time in the Botball Educational Robotics Program.

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Related Topix: Hawaii, Waimea, HI, Hilo, HI

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Washington Times

Bill increasing counties' hotel tax share advances

State lawmakers are advancing a bill that would increase the portion of hotel taxes that go to Hawaii's counties.

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Related Topix: Wailuku, HI, Maui County, HI, Kauai County, HI

Mon Apr 07, 2014

The Honolulu Advertiser

Hawaii County police charge Hilo man in burglary

Hawaii County police have charged an 18-year-old Hilo man with offenses stemming from a burglary in Hilo last week.

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Related Topix: Hilo, HI, Hawaiian Paradise Park, HI, Keaau, HI

West Hawaii Today

Police ID Keaau crash victim

Hawaii Island police have identified the man who died Sunday from injuries he suffered in a two-vehicle collision on the Keaau-Pahoa Road in Keaau.

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Related Topix: Keaau, HI, Hilo, HI

West Hawaii Today

Today in West Hawaii history | April 7

April 7, 1994: Kona Community Hospital is the first on the island to provide patients with tailored information about treatment choices for their medical conditions, and permit them to be in control of decision making.

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Related Topix: Hawaii

Sun Apr 06, 2014

West Hawaii Today

Revised Waipio working group bill passes committees

A bill establishing a temporary working group to help the state acquire lands in Waipio Valley was passed by the state House committees on finance Wednesday with amendments.

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Related Topix: Waipio, HI, Hilo, HI, Kukuihaele, HI

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