Hawaii Island News, evening edition, 19 September 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 19 September 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.

Based on lawmakers feedback, county scales down lava recovery wish list
Roy Takemoto, executive assistant to Mayor Harry Kim, said that following a Sept. 5 meeting with House leadership, the county scaled back its funding request for immediate needs through the current fiscal year, as well as its second-tier priorities, which are for state-funded initiatives that don’t include federal funding. A decision on a whether there will be a special Legislature session to consider disaster relief funding appropriation needs to be made soon. Tribune-Herald.

Residents posted at Mauna Kea Access Road on the verge of being kicked out
The Beneficiary Trust Council Kanaka Rangers spoke at a community meeting in Keaukaha Monday night where they stated that the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands sent them a letter demanding the removal of “Aloha Safety Checkpoint” immediately. It was built on Prince Kuhio Day in March as part of a community-led program intended to better manage Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. KITV.

Pohoiki boat ramp could be used again
The Hawaii Department of Land and Resources reports that a damage assessment of the formerly popular Pohoiki Boat Ramp area, along the lower Puna coast, shows no damage to the ramp itself. However, an estimated 14,000 cubic yards of black sand, deposited during the recent East Rift Zone eruption, completely rings and blocks the entrance to the small boat ramp. Big Island Now. Big Island Video News.

Community built tiny home village welcomes first lava evacuees
Several Puna families who have spent months living in an eruption evacuee shelter moved into places of their own on Tuesday. Hawaii News Now.

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Russ Roberts