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  1. Hilo's Richard Ha, Waimea's Shelby Floyd awarded medical marijuana licensesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 29 | West Hawaii Today

    Retired Waimea attorney Shelby Floyd and longtime banana farmer Richard Ha will spearhead Hawaii Island's first medical marijuana dispensaries, the state Department of Health announced Friday. Companies headed by Floyd and Ha were selected from a pool of 14 Big Island applicants and are among eight licensees statewide.

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  2. Obituaries: 3-28-16Read the original story

    Mar 28, 2016 | West Hawaii Today

    Editor's note: Obituaries are published free of charge as a public service. The content is subject to editing to ensure parity treatment and style continuity.

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  3. Witnesses sought in Pepeekeo incidentRead the original story

    Mar 23, 2016 | West Hawaii Today

    A 21-year-old Hilo woman reported that at approximately 3 a.m. Monday, she was traveling on Kumula Street in Pepeekeo when a car being operated by an unknown woman intentionally struck her car, almost causing her to lose control of the vehicle, according to the Hawaii Police Department. The unknown woman then exited her sedan near the second entrance to the Kulaimano Housing Complex, where she struck the victim's car several times, causing damage.

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  4. Woman sentenced for stealing $30K from Hawaii CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2016 | West Hawaii Today

    A former Hawaii County employee who embezzled more than $30,000 from the Department of Finance Vehicle Registration and Licensing Division will serve a short jail sentence and her conviction will be wiped clean if she stays out of trouble for five years. Hilo Circuit Judge Glenn Hara on Tuesday granted 46-year-old Mary Leinaala DeMello of Pepeekeo a deferred acceptance of her no-contest plea to felony theft.

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  5. State announces lane closuresRead the original story

    Mar 14, 2016 | West Hawaii Today

    Alternating lane closures on Umauma Bridge in the vicinity of Hakalau on Highway 19 remain in effect in both directions over a 24-hour period, seven days a week for bridge rehabilitation. The state Department of Transportation said travel speed on the bridge is reduced to 20 mph, and vehicles that exceed statutory size-weight limits will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis upon application of their respective oversize-overweight vehicle permits.

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  6. Obituaries: 3-7-16Read the original story

    Mar 7, 2016 | West Hawaii Today

    Editor's note: Obituaries are published free of charge as a public service. The content is subject to editing to ensure parity treatment and style continuity.

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  7. Hu Honua gets the bootRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2016 | West Hawaii Today

    The agreement, which was filed for approval through the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission back in 2012, was for Hu Honua to supply HELCO with 21.5 megawatts, or 10 percent of Hawaii Island's energy needs, with renewable power. "We gave Hu Honua until March 1, 2016, to resolve issues.

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  8. Blocked sewer main leads to discharge of wastewater in PepeekeoRead the original story

    Feb 28, 2016 | West Hawaii Today

    A blocked Hawaii County sewer main led to the discharge of up to 3,000 gallons of untreated wastewater in Pepeekeo. From about 10 p.m. Friday to 2 p.m. Saturday, an estimated 2,000 to 3,000 gallons was discharged onto the grounds near an apartment on Kumula Street, according to the Hawaii County Wastewater Division.

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  9. Key witnesses in murder case plead the FifthRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2016 | West Hawaii Today

    A preliminary hearing in a grisly murder case got off to a rocky start Friday when the first two prosecution witnesses refused to testify. On advice of their attorneys, Sharina Pavao and Christian Alameda both invoked their Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination in the case of Eric Fontes Jr., accused of murdering 59-year-old Barton Bumatay.

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  10. Dispensary applicants named; 14 apply for licenses to grow, sell marijana in Hawaii CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2016 | West Hawaii Today

    Fourteen applicants are vying to open the first medical marijuana dispensaries on Hawaii Island, according to information released Friday by the state Department of Health. Seven of the dispensary applicants listed in the state's business registry have Big Island mailing addresses, and five have Oahu addresses.

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  11. Master quilter honored during Cherry Blossom FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2016 | West Hawaii Today

    Born in Pepeekeo, Kawaiaea, now 84, and her family moved to China so her father could oversee the construction of a new sugar mill. The mill was frequently bombed by Japanese pilots, and the family ultimately came back to Hawaii with help from an aunty.

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  12. Dispensary applicants named; 14 apply for licenses to grow, sell marijana in Hawaii CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2016 | West Hawaii Today

    Fourteen applicants are vying to open the first medical marijuana dispensaries on Hawaii Island, according to information released Friday by the state Department of Health. Seven of the dispensary applicants listed in the state's business registry have Big Island mailing addresses, and five have Oahu addresses.

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  13. Lane closures plannedRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2016 | West Hawaii Today

    The Hawaii Department of Transportation advises Big Island motorists of a 24-hour one lane closure on Hawaii Belt Road at Mile Post 15 in the vicinity of Hakalau. The closure begins Monday at 8:30 a.m. and will be ongoing until March 11. A single lane closure is required for pavement reconstruction as part of the Hawaii Belt Road Resurfacing, Pepeekeo to Hakalau project, according to the DOT.

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  14. Men allege they were forced at gunpoint to dispose of bodyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2016 | West Hawaii Today

    Two men who were the subject of a Dec. 30 wanted bulletin by police said they were forced at gunpoint by Eric Fontes Jr. to help dispose of the body of Barton Bumatay. According to court documents filed by police, Christian Alameda told detectives he and Shannon Souza went to a 33rd Avenue home in Hawaiian Paradise Park, the site of Bumatay's home and auto repair shop, shortly after midnight New Year's Day.

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  15. Lane closures planned islandwideRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2016 | West Hawaii Today

    A single-lane closure continues on Highway 190, from just west of its intersection with the Daniel K. Inouye Highway to Puuwaawaa. The lane closure is required while Hawaii Electric Light Co.

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  16. Lane closures planned around islandRead the original story

    Jan 18, 2016 | West Hawaii Today

    Alternating lane closures continue on Umauma Bridge in the vicinity of Hakalau continue at mile marker 16 in both directions over a 24-hour period, seven days a week for bridge rehabilitation, according to state Department of Transportation officials. Travel speed on Umauma Bridge is reduced to 20 mph, and vehicles that exceed statutory size-weight limits will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis upon application of their respective oversize-overweight vehicle permits.

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  17. Lane closures plannedRead the original story

    Jan 11, 2016 | West Hawaii Today

    Alternating lane closures continue on Umauma Bridge in the vicinity of Hakalau continue at mile marker 16 in both directions over a 24-hour period, seven days a week for bridge rehabilitation, according to state Department of Transportation officials. Travel speed on Umauma Bridge is reduced to 20 mph, and vehicles that exceed statutory size-weight limits will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis upon application of their respective oversize-overweight vehicle permits.

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  18. Farmer Richard Ha mulls future after decision to close banana farmRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2016 | West Hawaii Today

    "You just had to work hard and you could be OK," Ha, 71, said Thursday, a day after announcing his Hamakua Springs Country Farm banana operation - the largest on the island - would be closing down. "The last bananas will be the ones we are bagging now, which will be ready around the end of March, and then that will be it," Ha wrote on his blog.

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  19. Partial lane closures planned on upper highwayRead the original story

    Jan 4, 2016 | West Hawaii Today

    Alternating lane closures on Umauma Bridge in the vicinity of Hakalau continue at mile marker 16 in both directions over a 24-hour period, seven days a week for bridge rehabilitation, according to state Department of Transportation officials. Travel speed on Umauma Bridge is reduced to 20 mph, and vehicles that exceed statutory size-weight limits will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis upon application of their respective oversize-overweight vehicle permits.

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  20. Banana bunchy top virus on the moveRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2015 | West Hawaii Today

    A plant disease that stunts the growth of banana plants and deforms their fruit has been found north of Hilo, where farmers worry it could find its way into the deep gulches of the Hamakua Coast, making containment a more difficult task. The banana bunchy top virus, which jumps from plant to plant with the help of aphids, was first found on Oahu in the 1989 and arrived in Kailua-Kona in the following decade.

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