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HELCO: 800 Big Island customers remain without power

Hawaii Electric Light Co. continues to restore electric service to customers who lost power as a result of Tropical Storm Iselle. However, the company said in a prepared statement Thursday that 800 customers still are in the dark and it could take another two weeks — in some cases, even longer — to restore power to all affected customers.

Hunting available at PTA this weekend

Army officials are opening several training areas for bow hunting at Pohakuloa, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Training areas 10 and 11 will be open for bow hunting of mammals only. Hunters are allowed one pig, one goat and one sheep, per day, in keeping with state bag limits. Shooting sheep with blue collars is not permitted.

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Federal funding awared for Hilo airport

Hilo International Airport will receive $16.8 million in federal funds to build an Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Building, Sen. Mazie Hirono announced. This funding will be used to help Hilo airport meet federal safety requirements and extend the life of ARFF equipment by protecting it from adverse weather conditions.