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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

3 hrs ago | The Honolulu Advertiser

Elections chief defends primary decisions

The state Office of Elections is reviewing procedures and working with vendors to ensure there is no repeat of the event on Maui in which some 800 absentee mail-in ballots were discovered days after the polls had closed.

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3 hrs ago | KITV-TV

Former Big Island House member Bob Herkes dies

Former Big Island Rep. Bob Herkes has died, according to a press release by the Hawaii House of Representatives.

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

5 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Companies want Big Island incinerator extension

Three companies vying to build a Big Island waste-to-energy incinerator say better proposals will come in if an Oct. 15 deadline for bids is extended.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Honolulu Advertiser

Inmate, with 2 months left to serve, walks away from work furlough

Hawaii County police and state sheriffs are looking for a Big Island inmate, who was supposed to be released in October, but failed to return while on a work furlough pass.

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Related Topix: Hilo, HI

Wed Aug 20, 2014

KITV-TV

260 Big Island homes suffer damage from Iselle storm

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency says that 260 Big Island homes were damaged from Iselle.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

KITV-TV

Iselle storm debris may be polluting Kapoho tide pools

Big Island health officials are concerned that debris from the storms may have polluted some of the natural tide pools and ponds in Kapoho.

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Related Topix: Hilo, HI

West Hawaii Today

Primary concludes with losses for two incumbents

Hawaii Island voters may like their Hawaii County Council member, but they are not always fond of their state representative.

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

West Hawaii Today

Former county worker enters not guilty plea

A former employee of the Hawaii County Department of Finance Vehicle Registration and Licensing Division has pleaded not guilty to embezzling from the county.

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Related Topix: Hilo, HI, Pepeekeo, HI

SanLuisObispo.com

State senator questions Big Island election

State Sen. Russell Ruderman said he plans to file a complaint on Friday at a meeting of the Hawaii Elections Commission.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

West Hawaii Today

Puna Geothermal Venture plant coming back online

Hawaii County Civil Defense reports Monday evening that Puna Geothermal Venture's Pohoiki plant in Puna is in the process of returning to operation after shutting down Aug. 7 as Tropical Storm Iselle approached the Big Island.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Daily Kos

Elections: Hawaii Senate Democratic primary liveblog

On Aug. 9 Hawaii held its primary election, but two precincts in Hawaii County were unable to vote due to damage from Tropical Storm Iselle.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Colleen Hanabusa, Democrat, Barack Obama, Liberal Political News

West Hawaii Today

Big Island unemployment rate down in July

The Big Island's unemployment rate decreased in July while the statewide unemployment rate held steady for the fourth straight month, 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

Westport News

Storm-hit Hawaii voters decide US Senate primary

U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, Democrat, from Hawaii's 1st district, talks to former Hawaii Governor Ben Cayetano, right, at her campaign headquarters Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Honolulu.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Colleen Hanabusa, Democrat, US Senate, Neil Abercrombie, Daniel Inouye, Hilo, HI

KITV-TV

Big Island county provides shuttle service to polls

Hawaii County will be running shuttle buses Friday to make sure the voters will be able to get to the polls.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

West Hawaii Today

DLNR crews removing debris from Pahoa roads

Tropical Storm Iselle brought down or damaged thousands of trees in the Puna District.

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Related Topix: Pahoa, HI

West Hawaii Today

Hanabusa sues to delay vote

Keonepoko Elementary - 8:55 a.m., 10:25 a.m., 1:25 p.m., 2:55 p.m., 4:25 p.m. Keonepoko Elementary - 9:10 a.m., 10:40 a.m., 1:40 p.m., 3:10 p.m. For more information, contact the Hawaii County Mass Transit Agency at 961-8744 or visit its website, www.heleonbus.org .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Colleen Hanabusa, Democrat, Hilo, HI, Hawaiian Paradise Park, HI, Ainaloa, HI, Hawaiian Beaches, HI

KITV-TV

Gov. Abercrombie, Mayor Billy Kenoi assess storm damage

Swift action to get help. That's the promise Gov. Neil Abercrombie made to those who are still without power, water and supplies.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Neil Abercrombie

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Packer

Tropical storm devastates Hawaiian papaya trees

The first tropical storm to hit Hawaii in 22 years could cause devastating losses to the state's papaya trees.

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Related Topix: Weather, Kunia, HI, Agriculture, Science

Tue Aug 12, 2014

West Hawaii Today

Senate battle could be decided Friday

The U.S. Senate Democratic primary battle between Sen. Brian Schatz and Rep. Colleen Hanabusa could be decided Friday as election officials open a polling place for voters of two storm-damaged precincts in Puna.

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Related Topix: Hawaiian Paradise Park, HI, Pahoa, HI

The Honolulu Advertiser

State, Hawaii County to open 2 disaster recovery centers for property owners

Disaster Assistance and Recovery Centers will open this week in Pahoa and Volcano to help people whose property was damaged by Tropical Storm Iselle, state officials said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Pahoa, HI, Volcano, HI

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