Hawaii County Newswire

Hawaii County Newswire

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  1. Hawaii County delays transportation projects to pay for Hurricane Lane repairsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Honolulu Advertiser

    ... have delayed two road projects and a bus route expansion following the expenses created by Hurricane Lane. The Hawaii County Council approved a revised budget Wednesday, reallocating the $10 million expected next year from the new surcharge on the ...

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  2. Big Increase in Pedestrian Fatalities in HawaiiRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 19 | Insurance Journal West

    ... emains about the same with 79 deaths compared to 72 over the same time last year. Fatal accidents went down in Hawaii County with 21 traffic deaths as of Sept. 13 compared to 29 fatalities during the same time period last year.

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  3. Pahoa shelter closes leaving legacy of help, complaintsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 19 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    ... and security were called. It was what it was." In the first 10 weeks of operation as an evacuation center, Hawaii County police responded 118 times to the Pahoa Community Recreation Center and another 21 times to the much smaller shelter in Keaau, ...

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  4. Lava upsurge dies down; naming the fissure heats upRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    ... mean "heavenly lei" or "royal child" and have little to do with the longer history and character of the area. Hawaii County Councilwoman Susan Lee Loy introduced a resolution Aug. 9 that is directed at the state board and in part says names for ...

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  5. Complaint of loud music leads to assault, arrests in KonaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 17 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    Hawaii County police arrested four people who allegedly were involved in the assault of a 63-year-old man, who was critically injured at a Kailua-Kona hotel after confronting them about loud music. Hawaii County police arrested four people who allegedly were involved in the assault of a 63-year-old man, who was critically injured at a Kailua-Kona hotel after confronting them about loud music.

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  6. Man wanted for questioning in Hawaii island shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 17 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    Hawaii County police are asking for the public's help in locating a 36-year-old Puna man, wanted for questioning in a Sept. 1 shooting in Mountain View.

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  7. 2 people injured in accident involving a motorcycle on Hawaii IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 17 | KFVE-TV Honolulu

    Hawaii County Fire officials say two people were injured after a motorcycle and a vehicle collided near the 83 mile marker just before 11:30 a.m. Officials say it was a t-bone type collision, though other factors of the crash are unclear at this time.

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  8. Closure of lava shelters signals a major turning point for PunaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 17 | KFVE-TV Honolulu

    ... to a point where they've accepted what has happened and they are moving on," said Roxcie Waltjen, Director of Hawaii County's Department of Parks and Recreation. Hawaii Electric Light says its crews have been working with the county to remove and ...

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  9. Hawaii County suffers $20 million damage from LaneRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 16 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    A Hawaii County official said damage to county facilities from the flooding caused by Hurricane Lane's torrential rains totaled about $20 million.

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  10. Hurricane Lane damage to Hawaii county infrastructure totals about $20MRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 15 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    HILO>> A Hawaii county official says damage to county facilities from the flooding caused by Hurricane Lane's torrential rains totaled about $20 million. Hilo's Bayfront and soccer fields were flooded on Aug. 24 as Hurricane Lane delivered over 30 inches of rain.

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  11. Statewide pedestrian fatalities up 84% this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 15 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    ... d in motorcycle, scooter, moped accidents as pedestrian accidents, with 22 this year compared to 20 last year. Hawaii County was a close second as of Sept. 13, 2017, with a total of 29 fatalities, but has improved with 21 traffic deaths this year.

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  12. Hawaii appeals decision to allow guns in publicRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 14 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    The state and Hawaii County filed a petition today asking the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a three-judge panel's ruling that Hawaii's legal requirement for getting a license to carry a firearm in public violates the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment right to bear arms for self-defense. George Young, Jr., of Hilo, stands in front of his Hilo residence.

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  13. Public Notice Major Disaster Declaration Fema-4366-Dr-HiRead the original story

    Friday Sep 14 | Federal Emergency Management Agency

    ... direct federal assistance, for emergency work (Categories A-B) and permanent work (Categories C-G) for Hawaii County. Additional counties may be designated at a later date. The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program is available for all areas in the State ...

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  14. Hilo park to close for storm cleanupRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 14 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    Coconut Island in Hilo will be closed today to clean up debris left behind by Hurricane Lane, according to a statement from the Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation.

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  15. Big Island police seek escaped inmateRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 12 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    Hawaii County police are looking for inmate Michael Blanco, who escaped from the Hale Nani Reintegration Center in Panaewa at 2 a.m. Tuesday.

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  16. Escaped drug dealer sought on Hawaii islandRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 11 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    Hawaii County police are looking for inmate Michael Blanco, who escaped from the Hale Nani Reintegration Center in Panaewa at 2 a.m. today. Michael Blanco, 42, was seen walking out of the furlough center unauthorized just before 2 a.m. Security staff told him to stop but he ran.

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  17. Tropical Storm Olivia approaches Hawaii with wind, rainRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 11 | WIVB-TV Buffalo

    ... of rain on the Big Island and Maui County, though some areas could get 20 inches (50 centimeters.) Wil Okabe, Hawaii County managing director, said work crews were being sent to neighborhoods and parts of highways that flooded and suffered ...

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  18. Solar permits issued increased in AugustRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 11 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    Hawaii County issued in August three more building permits for solar electric systems than it did in the year-earlier period.

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  19. Leilani Estates returnees assess lava damageRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 11 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    ... through today," said Chas Quihano, who managed the donation center Monday. "Maybe because of the hurricane." Hawaii County Civil Defense spokeswoman Kelly Wooten got word Monday afternoon that Olivia had been downgraded as she escorted the Honolulu ...

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  20. Big Island proposes Keaau site for composting facilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 11 | The Wichita Eagle

    ... The facility is expected to initially compost 28,000 tons per year and later increase to 35,000 tons, Hawaii County officials said. During a meeting last week on the project's draft environmental assessment, residents voiced concerns about the ...

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