18 arrested for DUI

During the week of July 8-14, Hawaii Island police arrested 18 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eight of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

County gives Hilo camp owners 1 month

HILO — The owners of a controversial homeless encampment in downtown Hilo have approximately a month to remove unauthorized structures from their property or face court action.

Kaiser nurses prepare to strike over contract

HONOLULU — A union representing nearly 1,000 Kaiser workers in Hawaii is preparing to strike in the fall following stalled negotiations over a national contract with the state’s largest health maintenance organization.

Waiaka Stream Bridge project to move forward

WAIMEA — A state senator who served as transportation chairwoman in this year’s legislative session and a Department of Transportation spokeswoman say a long-stalled project to replace the Waiaka Stream Bridge is moving forward.

Hilo landfill to stop accepting construction waste

HILO — Effective Aug. 1, the county will no longer accept construction and demolition debris or grading and grubbing materials at the South Hilo Sanitary Landfill, the Department of Environmental Management announced Wednesday.