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8 hrs ago | West Hawaii Today

Today in West Hawaii history | July 31

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: Hawaii, 10-20, Kealakekua, HI, Hilo, HI

Wed Jul 30, 2014

KITV-TV

Mamalahoa Hwy blessing held as work begins on road

Work has begun on the southern segment of Kona's Ma-mala-hoa Highway bypass. A blessing and groundbreaking ceremony was held for the 28 million dollar project.

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West Hawaii Today

Hilo and Kona now asteroids in the night sky

Hilo and Kona are not just towns on Hawaii Island. They're also two asteroids in the night sky, thanks to recent action by amateur astronomers at observatories in Germany and the Canary Islands.

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Related Topix: Hilo, HI, Astronomy, Science

Tue Jul 29, 2014

KITV-TV

Walk-in voting begins statewide

Nine polling sites across the state have begun accepting walk-in voters ahead of the Aug. 9 primary that will decide which candidates move on to the General Election in November.

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Related Topix: Honolulu, HI, Waipio, HI, Hawaii, Maui County, HI

Mon Jul 28, 2014

West Hawaii Today

Today in West Hawaii history | July 28

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: Hawaii, 10-20, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

The Honolulu Advertiser

Hawaii County police investiate infant's death as a murder

Hawaii County police are investigating the case of a suspicious death of an infant in November as a murder after an eight-month investigation and recent results of an autopsy.

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Samoa News

Autopsy shows victim died of blood...

An autopsy yesterday revealed that a 32-year-old man died of blood loss due to multiple gunshot wounds in Hilo Saturday, Hawaii County police reported.

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West Hawaii Today

Chamber participates in inaugural 'Hawaii on the Hill' initiative

Colette Masunaga prepares to greet attendees at the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce and Hawaii County product table at "Taste of Hawaii" in Washington.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Mazie Hirono, Representative Mazie Hirono, Hawaii, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC)

Fri Jul 25, 2014

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

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