Hawaii Island News Headlines, Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Hawaii News Digest, 17 January 2018, 1445 UTC, Post #16264.



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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island News Headlines from the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, published in Hilo, Hawaii.  The views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents unless otherwise stated.

Red Cross: Be prepared for any disaster

In light of Saturday’s false ballistic missile alert, the American Red Cross on Monday reminded Hawaii residents to remain prepared for any disaster, natural or man-made. Although the chances of a nuclear attack are low, the chances of a hurricane or tsunami striking Hawaii are significantly greater, and require similar preparations, said Coralie Chun Matayoshi, CEO of the American Red Cross’ Hawaii chapter.

Mayor’s lobbyist will not need to register with the state

A state Ethics Commission attorney has cleared Mayor Harry Kim’s contracted lobbyist to perform his duties without registering as a lobbyist, according to county Corporation Counsel Joe Kamelamela. Kamelamela asked for the opinion after County Council members questioned why contracted employee Andy Levin wasn’t registered with the state as is required of lobbyists lobbying on behalf of third parties. Registered lobbyists are required to submit regular reports detailing how much they spend on lobbying activities.

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Russ Roberts
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