Editor’s note: This list of notable stories featured in West Hawaii Today throughout the years is compiled from West Hawaii Today archives. It includes historical notes from one, five, 10, 15, 20 and 30 years ago. “Today in West Hawaii history” is a daily feature of West Hawaii Today and is available only online at westhawaiitoday.com.
March 13, 1984: Captain Cook attorney John Olson announces his candidacy for the Fifth District state House of Representatives seat held by incumbent Republican Virginia Isbell, who was also seeking re-election.
March 13, 1994: The United Public Workers union has accused the county of operating the Hilo landfill in violation of its contract and has requested arbitration to settle the unresolved labor disputes. The UPW alleged that the county use of a private consultant and a temporary hire for work union members normally perform breached the collective bargaining agreement.
The opening of Henry Street will be delayed to allow Maryl Development Co. time to install a required sewer line from its Crossroads project to Kuakini Highway. The delay was required because Maryl was unable to reach an agreement with Henry Street developer Lanihau Corp. and therefore had to wait until the road was dedicated to the county.
Kahilu Theatre hosts the Waimea Middle School Drama Festival, which featured student actors from not only Waimea but also Paauilo, Kohala, and Parker schools.
Konawaena High School defeats Kapaa High School 69-65 in the consolation bracket to earn its first-ever state win in the Hawaii High School Athletic Association/Nissan Boys Basketball Tournament.
March 13, 1999: March 13 West Hawaii Today did not publish on Saturdays in 1999. March 13, 1999, was a Saturday.
March 13, 2004: March 13: West Hawaii Today did not publish on Saturdays in 2004. March 13, 2004, was a Saturday.
March 13, 2009: The 20th survey is completed for Alii Highway at a cost of $30,000.
March 13, 2013: The Hawaii County Council Finance Committee OKs change orders authorized for five contracts during the first two weeks of January extending completion dates and increasing contract amounts to the tune of more than $800,000.