Hawaii Island

Variety of Christmas Services and Hanukkah Celebration Planned

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As Christmas approaches this weekend, Hawaii Island residents and visitors have a variety of opportunities to celebrate the season with others. From Hawaii Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us about some of the many worship services.

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Outside Group Reviewing Property Tax Assessments

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Several county council members and other citizens in Hawaii County say the property tax assessment system is unfair. Now the county auditor is taking steps to address those concerns. From Hawaii Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us more.

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Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Provides Statewide Updates

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Over on the Big Island, Kilauea Volcano is very active at two locations. From Hawaii Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken gives us an update on all the island's volcanoes.

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Police: Report Suspicious Activity to 'Kuleana Hotline'

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Hawaii County Police Department has established a new way to contact them to report activities or behavior that may lead to a future crime. From the Big Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us about the new service.

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Housing-Assistance Funding to Rotate Among Counties

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For many years, the three neighbor island counties have split around $3 million from the state to help boost their low-income housing program. HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us that in 2012, the state will give the entire $3 million to Hawaii County.

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