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Today in West Hawaii history | June 30


June 30, 1984: West Hawaii Today did not publish on this day. June 30, 1984, was a Saturday.

June 30, 1994: Hawaii County Council members and commercial trash haulers agree everyone should pay to dump refuse, but the big question is when people should be charged. The county has proposed tipping fees at landfills for commercial haulers. But the haulers said the proposal was anti-business; charging them at the landfill but allowing residential users to use it for free would discourage people from using their service.

A trio of young karateka from Kona Martial Arts captures first-place honors at the Youth Festival of Champions held in Mountain View. The members are: Stephen Rogers, Diana Kusonoki, Kate Maloney, Konane Mersberg, Diana Askew, Libby Maloney, Matthew Rogers, Stephanie Lovell and Jamie Donohoo.

June 30, 2004: A former Kona police detective pleads guilty to felony charges relating to the January 2002 slaying of his wife. Albert Pacheco, 48, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and carrying or use of a firearm in the commission of a separate felony, after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors. Pacheco will be sentenced Aug. 16. Pacheco was arrested Jan. 4, 2002, for the shooting death of Cathalene Pacheco. While off-duty on Jan. 4, Albert Pacheco used his county subsidized vehicle to run Cathalene Pacheco’s minivan off the road in their Waikoloa neighborhood before shooting her with his service weapon.