Hawaii Island News, 13 September 2018

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“Hawaii Business News”, 13 September 2018.

Please scroll down to read your selections.  Views expressed in these news stories are those of the reporters and correspondents.


Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories compiled by “Hawaii Business Magazine”, published in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Cost of Climate Change in Hawaii
Out of 27 extreme weather events in 2016, researchers for the American Meteorological Society have correlated 21 of them to human-caused climate change…read more.

County unscathed by Olivia
Tropical Storm Olivia dropped almost 8 inches of rain on a part of Maui and lashed the Lanai airport with 51 mph wind gusts Wednesday, while the Big Island dodged a bullet. Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator Talmadge Magno described preparations for Tropical Storm Olivia, which passed to the north of Hawaii Island, as “another good drill.” Tribune-Herald.

Ethics board punts on honesty policy
After a summer of discussion, postponement and amendment, the council, by a 5-3 vote, has given grudging support to a bill adding language to the ethics code that “officers and employees shall provide accurate and factual information to the public, including identification of any referenced authority, to the best of each officer’s or employee’s abilities and knowledge.” West Hawaii Today. Big Island Video News.

Autopsy: Tour guide’s death accidental
An autopsy on a 51-year-old volcano tour guide who collapsed and died while leading a lava tour hike near Kalapana on Feb. 1 found the man’s death was accidental. The report found the immediate cause of death for Sean King was “thermal injuries and volcanic fume exposure.”Tribune-Herald. 

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts