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Kahaluu Beach Park closed till further notice

| | Mar 1 2017 - 12:05am | Comments

KAILUA-KONA — Kahaluu Beach Park has been closed until further notice following the discharge of less than 100 gallons of wastewater onto the beach and beach waters, according to the state Department of Health’s Clean Water Branch.

  1. | Posted: Feb 16 2017 - 4:28pm

    HILO — If, as the classic 1980s TV commercial advises, you’re looking for the union label, you’re not likely to find it on Hawaii firefighters uniforms any time soon.

  2. | Posted: Feb 16 2017 - 10:24am

    The state Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Health voted 6-0 Wednesday to recommend passing a “death with dignity” bill after testimony poured in during an emotional hearing Wednesday.

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    HILO — A state Department of Land and Natural Resources enforcement officer on trial for the alleged sexual assault of a then-16-year-old girl on a Hilo beach on New Year’s Day 2016 admitted Wednesday he kissed the girl but testified she initiated it.

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    KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii is home to some of the most onerous income tax regulations in the nation. Adversely, its average property tax rates are the lowest in all 50 states. A measure that would upend this paradigm by overhauling the state’s current system of taxation passed through the House Tourism Committee Tuesday.

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    KAILUA-KONA — A Waimea man was arrested Wednesday morning on allegations that he assaulted two bicyclists visiting from California.

  6. | Posted: Feb 15 2017 - 3:53pm

    A high surf advisory has been extended through 6 a.m. Thursday for west-facing shores of the Big Island.

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    HILO — Money to battle rapid ohia death fungus, subsidies for rural schools, personnel costs at Hawaii Community Correctional Center and agriculture and water programs are facing new cuts as Gov. David Ige adjusts his proposed budget to account for an unexpectedly bleak economic picture.

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    HILO — Hawaii County is fining a landowner for building an illegal seawall on Lalakea pond after state officials declined to levy a penalty.

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    Hawaii Island police have identified two persons whose images were captured on surveillance cameras in connection with a theft investigation.

  10. | Posted: Feb 15 2017 - 10:20am

    HILO — Hawaii drivers could pay more to fuel up and register their cars under Gov. David Ige’s state highway improvement bill moving through the Legislature.

  11. | Posted: Feb 15 2017 - 10:19am

    HILO — County Prosecutor Mitch Roth was cleared Tuesday of allegations he violated the county ethics code when he testified about perceived corruption in the Department of Land and Natural Resources at an Oct. 28 Land Board hearing in Honolulu.

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    KONA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT — Live fire training continues today at Kona International Airport.

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    KAILUA-KONA — A man was recently indicted for negligent homicide and drunken driving in connection with a fatal 2016 motor vehicle vs. pedestrian crash on Kawaihae Road.

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    KAILUA-KONA — After hours of testimony before a packed hearing room at the West Hawaii Civic Center, the state Commission on Water Resource Management Tuesday denied the National Park Service’s petition to declare the Keauhou Aquifer system a state ground water management area.

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    KAILUA-KONA — Two Waimea women are facing assault and terroristic threatening charges, among others, stemming from an incident last March in which they allegedly beat up a mother and her 6-year-old daughter.