West Hawaii News, 27 August 2018

Accessed on 27 August 2018, 1237 UTC, Post #17527.



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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.

Other islands in recovery too

HONOLULU — Preliminary figures from the National Weather Service show Hurricane Lane dropped the fourth-highest amount of rain for a hurricane to hit the United States since 1950. Hurricane Harvey, which devastated Texas a year ago, topped the list.

Constitutional convention, tax increase for education on Nov. 6 ballot

HILO — In addition to deciding whether the state should hold a constitutional convention, Hawaii voters on the Nov. 6 general election ballot will be asked to consider a precedent-setting change that would move some of the county’s exclusive power to charge real property taxes to the state’s domain.

Passing Lane

HILO — Hawaii County will begin damage assessments today after windward areas were walloped by days of torrential rain and severe flooding from Tropical Storm Lane.

No body cams for Hawaii PD result of lack of funding

KAILUA-KONA — For at least five years, the Hawaii Police Department has been looking at ways to fund a body-worn camera program for its officers. However, with a “status-quo” budget, the department keeps coming up short.

Pockets of West Hawaii feel effects of Hurricane Lane

NORTH KOHALA — While some pockets of West Hawaii have felt the effects of Hurricane Lane as it continues to pass by, the west side as a whole has remained relatively unscathed despite earlier predictions of a harsh weather beating.

‘Survival mode’

PIIHONUA — A swollen Wailuku River and its tributaries overflowed their banks Thursday evening, forcing a half dozen residents to evacuate.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts