Obituaries: 12-19-18

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DWS brass awarded salary bumps

KAILUA-KONA — The two top officials at Hawaii County’s Department of Water Supply received pay raises Tuesday after a performance evaluation by the Water Board during its last meeting of the calendar year.

My Turn: Goodbye Kona, homeless situation too aggressive to enjoy stay

On my last night of vacation in Kona I should be snuggling with my children and wiping the sand off my weathered feet. However, I am researching media outlets and journalists to voice my concerns over your tropical paradise going up in smoke and turning away tourists like me from ever visiting again.

Spencer Beach Park to close for repairs

Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation is informing the public that Spencer Beach Park, located in Kawaihae, will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday due to emergency water line repairs.

Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration moved Tuesday to officially ban bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, and has made them illegal to possess beginning in late March.

Trump signs order to create US Space Command

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump launched the Pentagon’s new Space Command Tuesday, an effort to better organize and advance the military’s vast operations in space that could cost as much as $800 million over the next five years.