Hawaii Island News, 02 October 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 02 October 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.


Council plays waiting game as Ruggles won’t return
Faced with the curious case of a County Council member who refuses to vote or sponsor bills, county legislative leaders want more teeth added to local laws to require elected officials perform to stricter standards. West Hawaii Today.

Help is on the way for Puna farmers
Puna farmers impacted by the eruption of Kilauea Volcano will soon be getting federal assistance, according to U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono. Hirono announced on Monday that the Synergistic Hawaii Agriculture Council will receive more than $483,000 in funding from the Minority Business Development Agency. Big Island Video News.

September closes out as hottest one on record 
Record-high temperatures in Hilo were recorded on three days during the past week, and hot, muggy conditions prevailed regardless of records. On Sunday, the temperature reached 88 degrees at the airport, tying the record set in 1976. In addition, Friday’s 88 degrees also tied the record high for Sept. 28 set in 1993, and on Thursday, the mercury rose to 90 degrees, eclipsing the previous record of 89 degrees for Sept. 27 set in 1974. And those days weren’t even the hottest of the past week in Hilo.Tribune-Herald. 

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Russ Roberts