Hawaii Island News, 04 October 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 04 October 2018.

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Comment:  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.

HVNP receives surge of visitors after reopening its gates
More than 15,000 people visited Hawaii Volcanoes National Park since it partially reopened last month. According to official park numbers, 2,688 people visited the park on Sept. 22, the day of its reopening. Tribune-Herald.

Panel not sold on tax break measure for Pahoa, Volcano businesses
Hawaii County Council members gave a measure intended to help struggling businesses in Pahoa and Volcano a negative recommendation this week. A council committee, which includes each member of the council, voted against it 7-1 on Tuesday, citing concerns over equity since there are other businesses around the island impacted by the Kilauea eruption that wouldn’t benefit.Tribune-Herald. Big Island Video News.

Public officials and state leaders weigh in on proposed amendment
While supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment say it could raise much-needed funds for the state’s public schools, opponents argue the proposal has too many ambiguities and too few guarantees. West Hawaii Today.

Anchor drop could cost yacht
Being anchored in coral, in too shallow water and too close to the Kailua Pier navigation channel may land the owner of a 196-foot yacht in Kailua Bay a misdemeanor offense and a fine. West Hawaii Today.

Sewer spill and brown water response questioned
Hawaii County administration officials explained to the County Council on Tuesday their roles in informing the public during brown water advisories and/or sewer discharges. Big Island Video News.

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Russ Roberts