Hawaii Island News, 30 August 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 30 August 2018.

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

Vets tax cut headed to revision
A bill zeroing out property taxes for totally disabled veterans appeared to be cruising toward easy passage until it got stopped in its tracks last week, leading to likely changes when it comes back before the County Council on Wednesday. West Hawaii Today.

Puna Councilwoman questions her legitimacy
Pointing to the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Jen Ruggles says functioning as a County Council member may violate U.S. and international laws. Civil Beat. Big Island Video News.

Lane damage assessments continue
Federal Emergency Management Director Brock Long is on the Big Island in the wake of Hurricane Lane. Meanwhile, Hawaii Emergency Management Director Tom Travis said he hopes preliminary figures from the ongoing damage assessment statewide can be tabulated by Monday. Tribune-Herald.

As lava flow relents, so does shelter population
Shelter occupancy was down to 45 individuals as of Wednesday, down from 180 in mid-July and a drastic decrease from a peak of around 550 in May and June when the eruption, which eventually destroyed about 720 homes, started.Star-Advertiser. Tribune-Herald.

Deep well repairs, developments coming to North Kona
Four deep wells remain offline in North Kona, but repairs are likely to commence on at least one of them in the next two months. Work is currently required at Honokohau, Hualalai, Waiaha and Palani deep well sites. West Hawaii Today.

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts