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State AG to prosecute Brun

LIHUE — The Hawaii Attorney General’s office will be taking over for county prosecutors in the case against a Kauai County Councilmember charged with hitting a police officer with his car while fleeing the scene of a traffic stop a month ago.

House Finance members to visit

LIHUE — Members of the state House Finance Committee, chaired by Rep. Sylvia Luke, will tour sites on Kauai to view firsthand several projects and programs supported by the Legislature.

More money for protection of coral

LIHUE — Hawaii coral reefs are one step closer to receiving nearly $10 million more in federal funding thanks to the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee approval of the Restoring Resilient Reefs Act.

Forensic nurses respond to violence

LIHUE — Six sexual assault nurse examiners — Jennifer Antony, Charlene Ono, Ranelle Ka‘awa, Tami Ramil, Stephanie Huhn and Ceisha Judd — were recognized Monday by the Office of the Mayor and County Council, who brought forth a commendation and proclamation.

Mayor signs rental bills

LIHUE — Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami signed five Additional Rental Unit bills on Tuesday that would waive permitting fees on additional rental units deemed affordable.

Ige travels to Japan for ceremony

HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige will be attending Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement ceremony and related events in Japan this week. The governor is one of seven Japanese-Americans who have been invited to the enthronement ceremony at the Imperial Palace today.

Farm-to-everywhere

LIHUE — Hawaii is leading the nation in the effort to serve farm-fresh food in school lunches, according to research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Farm to School Network.

DNC approves delegate plan

HONOLULU — For the first time, Hawaii Democrats will be engaging in a new way to select the state’s delegates to the Democratic National Convention next July in Milwaukee.

State lawmakers set vaping-awareness meeting

HONOLULU — The state House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce and the state Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection and Health Committee will hold an informational briefing on the youth vaping epidemic at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in room 309 at the State Capitol.

Gabbard may skip Democratic debate

HONOLULU — Long-shot Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says she may skip next week’s debate in Ohio.

County fires deputy attorney

LIHUE — A deputy county attorney was fired earlier this month and says she may sue the county for retaliation and workplace discrimination.