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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

NEWS

Waimea’s ‘Waiomina Boot’ Returns Following Face-Lift By Nathan Christophel

A symbol of Waimea’s paniolo heritage has returned.

The “Waiomina Boot” once again stands tall in front of KTA at the Waimea Center. It was reinstalled Aug. 4, nearly two months after it was moved to be repaired and redesigned.

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NEWS

State’s Largest Conservation Officer Recruit Class Begins Training

If they all succeed, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement will have an additional 42 officers come next year to beef up its ranks, including some on the Big Island.

The 2022 conservation officer recruit class, which includes 37 men and five women, began training Monday, Aug. 8. The class is comprised of recruits for the division’s branches on the Big Island, O‘ahu, Maui and Kaua‘i. They will have nine months of classroom instruction followed by two months in the field under the supervision of a training officer.

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NEWS

New Judge Sworn in at Kona Courthouse

Joanna E. Sokolow was sworn in as Judge of the District Family Court of the Third Circuit before colleagues, special guests, family, and friends – many of whom watched remotely.

Sokolow will be based at the Keahuolū Courthouse.

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NEWS

Affordable Connectivity Program Building Digital Equity by Offering Discount on Internet Service Bills

A program funded by federal dollars is helping island residents get connected.

The Affordable Connectivity Program provides qualified households up to $30 a month off internet service bills, with a $75 discount for households on Hawaiian Home Lands. The program is made possible with funding from the Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act that was passed in November 2021 by U.S. Congress.

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NEWS

Police Looking for Wallet Thief Who Racked up Fraudulent Charges

Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in a theft investigation, the department stated on Monday, Aug. 7.

Police are seeking to identify the man who is wanted for questioning in the theft of a wallet, which was reported stolen on Friday, June 24, while the victim was at a business in the 300 block of E. Makaala Street. The theft resulted in seven fraudulent credit card transactions also on Friday, June 24, at various businesses in Hilo.

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BIG ISLAND WEATHER
Maui

Daughter of Missing Maui woman testifies in murder trial against Bernard Brown

Alexis Felicilda, Monsalve's daughter, described the process she went through in reporting her mom missing. Monsalve's close friends Heather James and Matthew Wilkins discussed how they traveled from the mainland to conduct exhaustive searches, which they say Brown did not attend. And coworker, Stacie Williams, offered to help Monsalve when she broke up with Brown by giving her a place to stay.

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Mayor announces $25M federal grant for Waiʻale Road extension

“This multimillion-dollar investment in Maui County will improve road safety and alleviate traffic, but more importantly, it will green light construction of 1,666 Central Maui units that residents can afford to rent or purchase," said Mayor Victorino.

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Kauai

State’s Largest Conservation Officer Recruit Class Begins Training

If they all succeed, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement will have an additional 42 officers come next year to beef up its ranks, including some on Kaua‘i.

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New Trash Removal Company Looks to Clean up Island

A locally owned and family-operated trash removal company on the west side of Kaua‘i is a fast growing and affordable option when it comes to removing rubbish, which the owners love doing because it serves, if not beautifies, the whole island.

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