Hawaii Island News, 14 September 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 14 September 2018.

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

NPS buys large property in foreclosure settlement
The $1.95 million purchase by the National Park Service of the “Great Crack Property” from Joseph Gillespie III is the last piece of a settlement between First Citizens Bank of Raleigh, N.C., and Hilo businessman Ken Fujiyama and his Ken Direction Corp. to settle the bank’s foreclosure claim concerning a defaulted mortgage on the then-Naniloa Volcanoes Resort. Tribune-Herald.

Pay-as-you-throw rubbish program revisited for a third time
The Solid Waste Advisory Committee, a group convened every decade to update the county’s Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan, is again recommending a program where people would have to purchase tags or stickers to throw away garbage at county transfer stations and landfills. West Hawaii Today.

County infrastructure damage from Lane floods nears $20 million
Managing Director Wil Okabe said on Thursday the damage estimate is for county infrastructure and doesn’t include damage to state infrastructure, such as schools and highways. FEMA will reimburse the state and county 75 percent for damage to public infrastructure from a declared disaster. Tribune-Herald. 

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Russ Roberts