Hawaii Island News, 05 October 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 05 October 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.

Aranguiz leaving Mass Transit after only 8 months on the job
The disarray at the county Mass Transit Agency continues with the resignation of Administrator Maria “Sole” Aranguiz. West Hawaii Today.

Council appreciates bus donations, but wants no more
The County Council doesn’t want the Big Island to be known as the hand-me-down island and is asking the Mass Transit Administration to quit accepting used buses from other counties. West Hawaii Today.

Feds deny Lane aid request
The federal government has denied the state’s request for “individual assistance” for Hurricane Lane, Hawaii County officials said Thursday. That means residents whose homes were flooded won’t qualify for grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, though officials noted the state will appeal. Tribune-Herald.

Proclamation pushes back work on Puna Geothermal Venture
No work on restoring Puna Geothermal Venture can begin until at least Dec. 1 after Gov. David Ige extended his emergency proclamation for the fourth time earlier this week. Tribune-Herald.

Roadwork to begin on Highway 11
After sustaining considerable damage from thousands of earthquakes, Highway 11 near Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will undergo repairs throughout the weekend and next week.Tribune-Herald.

Helicopter noise panel takes shape
A new roundtable committee that aims to address noise caused by commercial helicopters is seemingly close to being established, nearly two months after its creation was announced at a community meeting on the issue. Tribune-Herald.

Lava viewing plans revealed
There is no active lava to be seen anywhere on Hawaii Island, at the moment, but that’s not stopping county officials from going forward with a plan to create a lava viewing area in the vicinity of the lower East Rift Zone eruption in Puna. Big Island Video News.

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Russ Roberts