Hawaii Island News, afternoon edition, 28 September 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 28 September 2018.

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

Grant provides relief to workers, employers affected by eruption
A collaboration between federal, state and county agencies, a $3 million Dislocated Worker Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor will be provided in order to return employees to work quickly. Eligible businesses will be able to hire workers full-time at no cost, with wages and benefits provided through HiEmployment, the employment agency selected by Hawaii County and the Workforce Development Council to match employees with employers.  Tribune-Herald.

UH’s proposed rules would mean big changes atop Hawaii’s highest peak
Mauna Kea’s summit could be closed to private vehicles, large religious ceremonies and playing in the snow under rules the University of Hawaii wants to implement on public land it leases at the summit. The proposed rules are needed for safety and to protect natural and cultural resources, according to the university. Civil Beat.

Mauna Kea rule proposals draw intense opposition from residents
Cultural practitioners, astronomy supporters, and recreational users were in agreement on Wednesday night. During a hearing in Waikoloa, everyone who spoke, 8, testified in opposition to the new administrative rules proposed for Mauna Kea. Big Island Video News.

County council proposes amendments to county charter
The Hawaii County Charter is the document which sets out the form of local government in the county. Two amendments have been proposed to the Charter by the county council. The amendments will be placed on a ballot in the form of a question, and set before the electorate in the General Election. Big Island Now. 

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Russ Roberts