Hawaii Island News, 29 Oct 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 29 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 corrrespondents.

Kua Bay lifeguards a top priority
Every year, representatives of the state’s four county councils get together to draft a wish list of priorities for the upcoming session of the state Legislature. This year, Honolulu has two proposals, Kauai has five, but Hawaii County has just one request – lifeguards for Kua Bay. West Hawaii Today.

Leilani Estates association to sue county over access issues
Attorney Mike Garbarino said Leilani Estates Community Association will take Hawaii County to court over its response to the Kilauea eruption. Garbarino also said the lawsuit, to be filed this week in U.S. District Court in Honolulu, will seek a preliminary injunction requiring the county to maintain the private security guards, whose contract expires Wednesday, until issues affecting the future of the subdivision are worked out. Tribune-Herald.

Eruption recovery: Residents eye new access roads
The Puna community is trying to salvage what it can following the destructive eruption of Kilauea, while the volcano remains relatively quiet. On October 19th, crews began work on an emergency access road over the lava that covered Highway 137. The heavy machinery started from MacKenzie State Park, cutting a path north towards Pohoiki. The road will only be for the use of residents and landowners who were isolated by the lava flows in May. Big Island Video News.

The challenge for farms to recover from eruption is ongoing
According to Eric Weinert, president of the Hawaii Papaya Industry Association, farmers devastated by Kilauea’s lava flows are still waiting to hear what government assistance, if any, might be coming. What they need is new land, and especially capital, to start over. Hawaii Public Radio.

Lua Ola receives green light to grow 
Pepeekeo-based medical cannabis provider Lau Ola, LLC has received a Notice to Proceed from the Hawaii Department of Health, paving the way for the company to provide cannabis medicine to patients on the Big Island. Big Island Video News. 

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Russ Roberts