Judge grants TRO in panhandling suit

A federal judge has granted a homeless man’s request for a temporary restraining order that prevents Hawaii County from enforcing its panhandling laws when he is soliciting money from passersby.

EPA orders county to fix wastewater pipe

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered Hawaii County to repair the Hilo Wastewater Treatment Plant’s ocean outfall pipe. The pipe is leaking treated wastewater close to shore, posing a potential risk to the marine environment and public health, EPA officials said.

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Man charged for Puna burglary

A Puna man has been charged with burglary under a state law that provides for enhanced sentencing for certain crimes committed during a state of emergency.

Statewide unemployment declines slightly

The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 4.3 percent, down from 4.4 percent in July.

Local News

Lava lights brush fire

Lava from the June 27 flow moved into lighter vegetation and ignited a brush fire Saturday afternoon, Hawaii County Civil Defense officials said.

Sports

Pahoa plays waiting game under threat of lava

KEALAKEKUA — For the first time in more than a decade, football is back in Pahoa, but the Daggers’ comeback season on the gridiron may be cut short by the impending arrival of the lava flow.

Kealakehe adjusts, makes strides against Hilo

Uneventful, muddled and boring may have been some words used to describe Saturday’s Big Island Interscholastic Federation Division I matchup between Hilo and Kealakehe, but for fans of hard-hitting and sound defensive football, it might have been the game of the year thus far.

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Tasting the wide range of local products

Meat eaters in Hawaii, usually choose common cuts of beef or pork to barbecue or use in Hawaiian dishes such as laulau or kalua pig and cabbage. We seldom eat less popular cuts which are rarely available. Consider brains, pancreas, feet, tongue, cheek and the more available liver. Often these “off cuts” are made into delicious dishes including head cheese, sweetbreads and pate, or pickled and smoked. Even the intestines can be used for sausage casings and the stomach as well as heart, lungs and liver of an animal is used for the Scottish national dish, haggis.

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