West Hawaii News, 09 August 2018

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Here are today’s top West Hawaii news stories from “West Hawaii Today”.  Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Council OK’s Hamakua development plan

HILO — The Hawaii County Council unanimously adopted the Hamakua Community Development Plan on Wednesday, despite some misgivings over a land use designation for Hakalau Point.

Supreme Court rules in favor of state in appeal relating to TMT

KAILUA-KONA — Today, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the state Board of Land and Natural Resources was not required to hold a contested case hearing before consenting to a sublease by the University of Hawaii to TMT International Observatory for the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea.

Hawaii reef fish collection drops following court ruling

HONOLULU — The number of Hawaii reef fish caught by fishermen with commercial marine licenses for the aquarium trade has fallen by about 80 percent since a state court ruling slowed the industry and stopped the use of fine mesh nets last year.

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Russ Roberts