Hawaii Island News, 08 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 reportes and correspondents.

HCCC responsible for 16 of state’s 23 mistaken inmate releases since 2013
Since March 2013, 23 inmates were mistakenly released from Hawaii jails and prisons with 16 released from Hawaii Community Correctional Center. According to the state Department of Public Safety, nine of those erroneous releases, and six on the Big Island, occurred this year, including the release of an alleged killer. Tribune-Herald.

Abandoned vehicle programs successful
Two county programs to remove abandoned vehicles are being declared a success, with 331 junk cars either removed or being scheduled to be removed so far. West Hawaii Today.

Boat harbor fee hikes proposed by board
Fee increases and rule changes are being proposed for many uses of state small boat harbors and facilities. The Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation is seeking approval from the state Land Board this Friday in Honolulu to initiate the rule-making process and hold public hearings on its proposal. Tribune-Herald.

Mauna Loa Road trail to reopen
The National Park Service will fully reopen Mauna Loa Road to vehicles on Mon., Oct. 8, along with Mauna Loa Trail, the 13,677-foot summit and both high-altitude cabins. Big Island Video News.

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Russ Roberts