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Some angst as Coast Guard cutter leaves Hilo

  • GRAHAM MILLDRUM / WEST HAWAII TODAY

    The 110-foot cutter USCGS Kiska makes headway during a patrol in the Maui Triangle.

No doubt having a Coast Guard cutter in one’s very own back yard for 27 years brings a high level of comfort and security. So Hawaii County, understandably, is feeling daunted by Saturday’s departure of the cutter Kiska, which has left Hilo Harbor for good and is en route to its new Guam home port. Read more

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