Hawaii Island News, 09 July 2018

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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories from the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, published in Hilo, Hawaii.  Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Less rain, more vog a concern to coffee farmers

While most of East Hawaii is seeing a wetter-than-average year so far, much of West Hawaii is parched. That’s particularly true for the Kona coffee belt — potentially bad news for this year’s coffee crop — according to the June rainfall report released Thursday by hydrologist Kevin Kodama at the National Weather Service’s Honolulu office.

Challengers seek incumbent face-time

Challengers in some Hawaii Island political races say the public is missing out on the back-and-forth of debates and candidate forums because the incumbents are no-shows.

Hawaii grant program bolsters tech company innovation in Kona

A new tech company in Kona is working toward automating the sea. Tridentis Advanced Marine Vehicles took up residence at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority lastNovember, where it is developing an autonomous, unmanned marine vehicle for use by the National Oceanic andAtmospheric Administration.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts