West Hawaii News, 29 October 2018

Accessed on 29 October 2018, 1245 UTC, Post #17878.

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Comment:  Here are today’s top West Hawaii news stories from “West Hawaii Today”, published in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.  Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

‘An evening of celebration’

“This is a significant milestone in our organization’s history and a time to honor our past, evaluate the present and with thoughtful determination look to the bright future of Hawaii Island’s business community.” — Wendy Laros, Kona-Hokhala Chamber of Commerce executive director

Stacey Abrams gives Democrats a tantalizing sense of 2020 possibilities

GRIFFIN, Ga. — “Life happens,” Stacey Abrams instructs a small but boisterous crowd in a sun-drenched park south of Atlanta. She says: Your car breaks down. Your child gets sick. Could happen on election day. So, vote early. Today. In her campaign to be the first Democrat elected Georgia’s governor since 1998, and America’s first African-American female governor, she, even more than most Democrats, is depending on “low propensity voters,” prodding to the polls many who have rarely voted in midterm elections.

Tombomb Wahine Classic promotes teamwork on the water

KOHANAIKI — Stepping out of the water with their surfboards, 11-year-olds Leila Brackett and Marley Collins were feeling pretty good about the waves they had just caught. And the fact that the pair of best friends were able to surf on the same team during the Tombomb Wahine Classic made it all the more memorable.

Community remembers zoo father and conservation pioneer Paul Breese

HAWI — His was a mind enthralled by animals from the start — reptiles first and foremost, a fascination planted when Paul Breese was a young boy. Born in Minneapolis, orphaned early, then raised in California, he kept a pet tortoise in his formative years, as he did later in life: George, a dark brown tortoise who’s been hunkered down for decades in a backyard pen just outside of Hawi.

Kua Bay lifeguards top priority for Hawaii County

HILO — 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.

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Russ Roberts