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Police arrest 11 for DUI

During the week of Sept. 15 through Sept. 21, Hawaii Island police arrested 11 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. So far this year, there have been 842 DUI arrests compared with 935 during the same period last year, a decrease of 9.9 percent. There have been 1,131 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,004 during the same period last year, an increase of 12.6 percent.

Legislators mull options for hospitals

Just before she adjourned an informational briefing at Kona Community Hospital, House Health Committee Chairwoman Della Belatti offered one final insight into how the Legislature may try to address state health system woes.

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.

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Proposed cesspool rules create a stink

A draft plan by the state Department of Health is raising a stink among local real estate agents and builders who say proposed rules requiring that septic tank systems replace cesspools could add $10,000 to the price of a new home and make buying and selling existing homes less affordable.