West Hawaii News, 10 August 2018

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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 Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

PVG 18 months out from restarting

HILO — Ormat Technologies, owners of Puna Geothermal Venture, revealed in a Wednesday earnings call that reopening the power plant would take at least 18 months.

Queen Kaahumanu Highway dedicated

KAILUA-KONA — As local officials celebrated the dedication of the newly widened stretch of Queen Kaahumanu Highway, the sound of horns from passing cars punctuated the speeches and remarks, notes of thanks — or at least, relief — for the completion of a project years in the making.

DPS to probe own mistaken release

KEALAKEKUA — A new restriction is in place for Hawaii Community Correctional Center inmate releases as Public Safety officials probe a July blunder that resulted in an accused murderer being erroneously released into the community.

Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Hilo native Brian Hughes, killed battling Ferguson fire

HONOLULU — As a mark of respect for the late firefighter Brian Hughes of Hilo, Gov. David Y. Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the State of Hawaii flag shall be flown at half-staff at all state offices and agencies, as well as the Hawaii National Guard, from sunrise to sunset on Friday, Aug. 10, and again from sunrise to sunset on Sunday. Hughes’ memorial services in Hilo are scheduled for both days.

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.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts