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15 hrs ago | West Hawaii Today

Today in West Hawaii history | April 18

April 18, 1994: The Wood Valley Temple near Pahala attracts one of the largest crowds ever concentrated in one area on the Big Island when the 14th Dalai Lama spoke there on April 17. Editor's note: This list of notable stories featured in West Hawaii Today throughout the years is compiled from West Hawaii Today archives.

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Related Topix: Hawaii, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Neil Abercrombie, Democrat, Hawaii Government, Pahala, HI, Hilo, HI

19 hrs ago | The Honolulu Advertiser

Overturned truck closes Highway 190 in Waikoloa

A large truck carrying 20 55-gallon drums and 12 30-gallon drums overturned on Highway 190 near Waikoloa Thursday afternoon, blocking both lanes of the road and spilling fluids on the road, Hawaii County firefighters reported.

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Related Topix: Waikoloa, HI

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Honolulu Advertiser

Kona man charged with trafficking after police seize meth

Hawaii County authorities charged a 26-year-old Kona man Wednesday with methamphetamine trafficking after seizing more than a half-pound of the drug.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Kailua Kona, HI

The Honolulu Advertiser

Hawaii jobless rate down to 4.5% in March

Hawaii's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dipped to 4.5 percent in March, its lowest level in more than five years, the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations reported Thursday.

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Related Topix: Hawaii, Honolulu County, HI

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

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