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Purple Heart Memorial construction begins

| Apr 28 2017 - 12:05am | Comments

Volunteers poured the concrete pad for a Purple Heart Memorial being constructed at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. The monument will be placed near the pavilion at the back of the cemetery, across from a POW/MIA monument and ash garden already in place. Modeled after a monument erected early last year in Hilo, the 3,000-pound India red granite monument pays tribute to recipients of the Purple Heart.

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    HILO — Hawaii County could get a better view of its budget gap today as legislators meet one last time over how much of the hotel tax to share with the counties.

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    HILO — Hilo Councilwoman Sue Lee Loy wants the council to get a heads-up when the administration hires people on nonemergency 89-day contracts worth $5,000 or more monthly.

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    KAILUA-KONA — What started as a scrimmage between competing classes recently ended up netting a team of local students a first prize win on the international stage.

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    Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a male (shown holding a skateboard in surveillance video footage) wanted for questioning for a theft committed on late Tuesday evening, April 11, 2017, from a drugstore located on Kilauea Avenue near downtown Hilo.

  7. | Posted: Apr 27 2017 - 12:26pm

    Hawaii Island Police have identified the man who was arrested on Monday for first degree assault.

  8. | Posted: Apr 27 2017 - 10:58am

    HILO — Hawaii Island police have arrested and charged Eric Wilson Jr. for additional offenses in connection with the incident involving the theft of a County of Hawaii Mass Transit vehicle occurring on Monday.

  9. Posted: Apr 27 2017 - 8:56am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is once again taking aim at a federal appeals court district that covers Western states, saying he is considering breaking up a circuit that is a longtime target of Republicans and is where his first travel ban was halted.

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    HONOLULU — A Hawaii bill that would no longer require women to make a trip to the doctor’s office to receive birth control has gained approval in the House and Senate.

  11. Posted: Apr 27 2017 - 8:35am

    HONOLULU (AP) — Residents along Oahu’s north shore are calling for a ban on commercial tour buses, citing increased traffic from buses that drop off large crowds of tourists at public parks and beaches.

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    CAPTAIN COOK — Merge right, not left.

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    KAILUA-KONA — After decades of discussions, adjustments and scrapped plans, the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources has released an environmental impact statement preparation notification (EISPN) for the Master Plan for Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park in South Kona.

  14. | Posted: Apr 27 2017 - 12:05am

    Several cases of rapid ohia death have been confirmed in the main unit of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, marking the first instances of the deadly fungal disease in one of the most visited locations on the island.

  15. | Posted: Apr 27 2017 - 8:22am

    Family members of Peter Kema Jr. were escorted Wednesday morning to the Puna site where Peter Kema Sr. said he left the body of his son, also known as “Peter Boy,” in 1997.