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County Council: Hunger Emergency on Hawaii Island

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Hawaii County is donating $275,000 to the county's food bank.  It's a short-term response to a lingering problem.  But the county council chair also has some other ideas when it comes to fighting hunger on the island. From Kona, HPR's Sherry Bracken has more.

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New Kona Courthouse Will Provide More Security

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Kona is finally on its way to getting a new courthouse. Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald has chosen a site for the new complex---which should help residents on both sides of the Big Island.  From Kona, HPR's Sherry Bracken has more.

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Volcano House Hotel Will Reopen

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A piece of history on Hawaii Island is on its way to recovery ... and reopening. Volcano House, inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, has been closed for nearly three years, but that's about to change.  HPR's Sherry Bracken has the story from Hawaii Island.

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Billabong is Winning Word in State Bee

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When the Scripps National Spelling Bee comes up in May, it's a Big Island boy from a family of spellers who will represent the state.  From Kona, HPR's Sherry Bracken has the story.

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Holiday Inn Express Planned for Kailua Village and Hilo

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For the first time in decades, Kona is getting a new hotel. And this one’s different. It will be the first to focus primarily on the business traveler. From Kona, HPR’s Sherry Bracken has more.

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