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Residents urged to protect ohana from whooping cough

The Hawaii Department of Health is asking Hawaii Island residents to familiarize themselves with the dangers of whooping cough and how they can protect themselves and their family from the highly contagious disease.

DLNR to investigate lava tour hiking incident

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources is investigating an incident early Wednesday evening in which an injured hiker on a lava tour was airlifted to safety along with seven others, according to an email received Saturday.

Preliminary hearing set for police chase suspect

A man accused of attacking a woman, stealing her sport utility vehicle, then leading police on a chase and trying to run down two officers with the stolen SUV before being shot by one of the officers made his initial court appearance Thursday.

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People oppose incinerator for Big Island

Forty-nine people made it clear to the County Council during four hours of testimony Friday that a waste-to-energy incinerator is not what they want for their island.