Hawaii News Digest, 20 January 2018, Post #16274.
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Here are today’s top West Hawaii News Stories from “West Hawaii Today”, published in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents unless otherwise stated.
KAILUA-KONA — If the game’s on, chances are Elizabeth Hardy’s watching it, with a sign hanging on her closed door letting people know, don’t come a knockin’.
HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige rejected a proposed agreement with Airbnb that would have authorized the company to collect vacation rental taxes on behalf of the state.
KAILUA-KONA —A District Court judge has scheduled a preliminary hearing for the second suspect in an alleged 2016 rape at Old Kona Airport Park.
KAILUA-KONA — Marijuana businesses in the United States are struggling with a conundrum of color. There exists no concern or ambiguity about what to do with the green they grow and sell legally to customers, but the green that comes back in return is another story.
HILO — The Salary Commission approved raises up to 34.6 percent Thursday, while a County Council member has introduced a charter amendment to slow down the money train.
Hawaii Island police are investigating the theft of firearms in connection with a residential burglary in Puna.