Hawaii Island News, 10 October 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 10 October 2018.

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.

Salary Commission considers, but holds off voting, on latest round of increases
Much smaller raises are being considered for top county officials next year, following last year’s eye-popping double-digit hikes. West Hawaii Today.

No charges in stolen police drug case
The case stems from Hawaii County police investigating one of their own for reportedly stealing drug evidence from the Hilo evidence storage facility. The initial police investigation began last fall when cocaine, originally recovered in 2014, was found to be lighter than reported during its initial recovery. West Hawaii Today.

Utility-scale solar farms could be coming to Hawaii Island
Hawaiian Electric announced Tuesday that it selected companies to build two solar projects on the island that would have a combined capacity of 60 megawatts. Tribune-Herald.

Big Island farmer can’t find relief from payments on state agricultural loan
A Big Island farmer whose fields are buried under lava says the state is still requiring him to pay off a $22,000 loan on the land — even though he’s not allowed to step foot on the property. Hawaii News Now.

Pahoa merchants struggle to make ends meet following lava disaster
Nearly two months after the apparent pause in volcanic activity in lower Puna, Pahoa businesses are struggling to stay afloat. Tribune-Herald.

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Russ Roberts