Health Department hears water quality concerns

As the state Department of Health works on the first update to its water quality plan since 1990, most people commenting during a public meeting Tuesday were concerned about a single aspect of the multifaceted plan — the impact of wastewater on water quality and what should be done about it.

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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.

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Runnin’ with Rani: Wildcat Pride at Peaman Biathlon

They share the same classes, the same cross-country coach, and also happen to be the best of friends. At Sunday’s Wee and DLT Whirled Pea’s Biathlon, only one second separated Konawaena sophomores Lawrence “Rama” Barrett and Cody Ranfranz. In the most evenly matched race for first place, it was evident that both also shared the same gut-wrenching desire to win.

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Alohahas to perform at Improvaganza on Oahu

The Alohahas Improv and Sketch Comedy Company will perform at the ninth annual Improvaganza Hawaii Festival of Improv, held on Oahu, Sept. 25 to 28. The Alohahas’ unique style of improvisation melds together a short-form style with long-form narratives and story-telling using audience suggestions. The Alohahas will be featured on the festival’s lineup for Sept. 25 and will perform a totally improvised 20-minute show in front of a live audience.

Kealakehe grad produced film heading to theaters

Kealakehe High School alumus Gato Scatena, class of 2000, has released his first feature film in theaters. Titled “Mantervention,” the film is about a recently dumped young man who turns to his best friend for help mending his broken heart.

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