Hawaii Island News, 10 September 2018

Accessed on 10 September 2018, 1318 UTC, Post #17616.



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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories from the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, published in Hilo, Hawaii.  Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Proposed compost site draws questions

Administrators with Hawaii County’s Department of Environmental Management say a new proposed site for a island-wide composting facility will have fewer impacts on the community and won’t be near any residences.

Murder suspect changes alibi

A brother accused of murder took the stand in his defense on Friday, telling the jury a different alibi than the one he told officers during the initial days of the investigation in the 2015 slaying.

Ige signs emergency proclamation ahead of Olivia’s arrival

UPDATE 2:55 p.m.: Gov. David Ige signed an emergency proclamation that will provide relief for disaster damages, losses and suffering caused by Hurricane Olivia. Even if Olivia arrives as a tropical storm, as predicted, Hawaii is in danger of experiencing high winds, heavy rains, high surf, storm surges and flooding that threaten to harm communities and cause extensive damage to public and private property across the state.

Greenwell Garden nonprofit awarded $550,000

Although the Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden has remained closed to the public since the Bishop Museum shuttered it in 2016, life continues nonetheless at the 15-acre site in Captain Cook.

Residents flock to MacKenzie to relax, see new beach

MacKenzie State Recreation Area is located at the end of the road, where Highway 137 meets a barricade and not far from where lava from the lower Puna eruption first entered the ocean. But it wasn’t the final destination for some gathering at the park Saturday, the first day of it being open in several months.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts