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Committee revisits primary woes

The state Office of Elections was “absurdly out of touch” with the situation in Puna after Tropical Storm Iselle, state Sen. Russell Ruderman said Tuesday afternoon.

Big Island police arrest 21 for DUI

Big Island police arrested 21 drivers for allegedly driving under the influence of an intoxicant between Sept. 22 and Sunday. Ten of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were younger than age 21, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

Thieves take passports, money from PATH van

A group of Samoan and New Zealander cyclists visiting Hawaii Island last week on an awareness-raising mission lost their passports, money and personal belongings Thursday when someone broke into a van belonging to Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii, or PATH.

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More trouble for convicted killer

A 51-year-old Honomu man on 10 years probation for stabbing his housemate to death two years ago faces numerous theft- and identity theft-related charges on Oahu, as well as probation violation proceedings in Hilo.

Health Department hears water quality concerns

As the state Department of Health works on the first update to its water quality plan since 1990, most people commenting during a public meeting Tuesday were concerned about a single aspect of the multifaceted plan — the impact of wastewater on water quality and what should be done about it.