West Hawaii News, 17 April 2018

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Here are today’s top West Hawaii news stories compiled by “West Hawaii Today”, published in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

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SpinLaunch reps face criticism during informational session in Naalehu

HILO — Ka‘u residents during a community meeting Saturdayexpressed their considerable disapproval of a facility proposed to be built in Ocean View that would launch satellites.

Recreational aquarium collection permits voided

KAILUA-KONA — Conservation groups hope there will be plenty of fish in the sea following another legal victory against the Department of Land and Resources.

PTA leads volunteer effort to repair Girl Scouts cabin damaged by fallen tree limb

CAMP KILOHANA — It’s always nice to have a good neighbor — especially when you’re in a bind.

Kilauea summit lava lake rises; swarm of small temblors rumbles deep under volcano

HILO — Kilauea’s summit lava lake is the highest it’s been in more than a year.

National Park fees taking a hike

KAILUA-KONA — Entrance to local national parks will cost a little more after the National Park Service announced upcoming fee increases at two sites on Hawaii Island.

Signature Hilo farmers market might be relocated until permit issues resolved

HILO — County Councilman Aaron Chung has drafted a bill that would allow a farmers market to be set up temporarily at Mooheau Park in downtown Hilo across from Hilo Farmers Market.

Ocean View man wanted by police

Hawaii Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 20-year-old male from Ocean View who is wanted for questioning in an auto accident that occurred in March.

Man falls into ocean fleeing police

Hawaii Island police are investigating an incident in which a man appears to have died in the ocean off the Puna coastline, the Hawaii Police Department said Monday.

Heavy rains ease, rescue efforts improve after Hawaii storm

HONOLULU — Heavy rains on Kauai let up on Monday, which helped emergency workers better rescue people stranded by flooding on the Hawaiian island.

Life happens … in business, too

Our steady mantra at the Small Business Development Center is “come up with a business plan” before acting on your business ideas. A business plan is a map and a map is useful in getting you to where you want to go. You need to know where the obstacles lie in your path, and what is the shortest, or maybe the most scenic, route to your destination.

Outlook: drought-free

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii has been drought-free since Feb. 27, the longest the state has gone without a drought since February of 2016.

Airline rolls out effort to speak Hawaiian on flights

HONOLULU — Passengers flying Hawaiian Airlines may soon get a complimentary language lesson as the company amplifies efforts to preserve traditional Hawaiian by incorporating it into everyday business.

Lifeguard protection bill still afloat

HILO — Lawmakers have performed CPR on a lifeguard liability bill that was all but sunk in the legislative session.

More marked police cars sought

KAILUA-KONA — About a decade ago, the Hawaii Police Department acquired its first fleet of marked police vehicles, costing around $2 million.

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts

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