Hawaii Island News Update, 04 September 2018

Accessed on 05 September 2018, 0643 UTC, Post #17577.



“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 04 September 2018.


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.

The Cost of Climate Change in Hawaii
The world is literally changing and here are six issues we need to understand so we can begin calculating the costs and consequences of climate change and prepare for them…read more.

Wastewater spill estimates released
More than 9 million gallons of waste and storm water was released from three sewer pumps as rainfall from Hurricane Lane caused them to overflow. Tribune-Herald.

Insurance won’t cover flood damage, homeowners told
County officials so far have identified more than two dozen residences that suffered major flood damage or were destroyed by Hurricane Lane, and that type of damage is not covered in ordinary homeowner’s insurance or hurricane policies. Star-Advertiser. Tribune-Herald.

Tweaks recommended as vacation rental bill heads to commission
Planning Director Michael Yee is asking the commissions to send a favorable recommendation on the bill with 16 suggestions for changes, some administrative in nature and some more substantive. West Hawaii Today.

Army training effects up for comment
The draft agreement lays out how the Army proposes to avoid, minimize and resolve any potential effects routine training and related activities may have on historic properties in accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. West Hawaii Today.

Water bottling plant proposed
The proposed facility will extract groundwater via 1,050-foot-deep wells and package such water for local distribution, according to a project assessment filed with the Hawaii County Planning Department. Tribune-Herald.

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts