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Hawaii County getting $1.2M to buy more buses

The U.S. Department of Transportation is giving Hawaii County $1.2 million to purchase more buses.

U.S. Sens. Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz announced the federal funding award Monday. The new buses will be used to replace older ones, the senators said.

By local sources

Woman in photo was misidentified; she is Virginia Isbell

A photo caption in Sunday’s edition misidentified the woman blowing the conch shell at Saturday’s Saddle Road blessing. The woman is Virginia Isbell.