Hawaii Island News, 21 September 2018

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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.

Mistrial declared in murder case

KEALAKEKUA — A Kona Circuit Court judge declared a mistrial in a murder case involving two brothers after a jury came back Thursday with the unanimous agreement they were “hopelessly deadlocked” in coming together on a verdict.

Vacation rental bill gets nod from panel

KAILUA-KONA — After a full morning of public testimony and discussion that went into Thursday afternoon, the Leeward Planning Commission voted to forward to the County Council a favorable recommendation on a vacation rental bill along with some suggestions for changes from the Planning Department and the commission itself.

Dislocated worker grant briefings slated

The state has scheduled three briefings Thursday in East Hawaii for employers who had to reduce staff and workload and employees either displaced or underemployed as a result of the recent eruption of Kilauea volcano.

Judge dismisses suit against Hu Honua, county

A judge granted Hu Honua Bioenergy’s request for a summary judgment in its favor in a civil suit that sought to halt construction of the 30-megawatt biomass power plant in Pepeekeo until an environmental review is completed.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts