Hawaii Island News, 01 Nov 2018

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Comment:  Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories compiled by “Hawaii Business Magazine”, published in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Leaders react to Supreme Court ruling
The Hawaii Supreme Court decision to allow the controversial TMT project is still reverberating across the community. We hear reactions from the University of Hawaii President David Lassner, Big Island businessman and supporter Richard Ha, and Thirty Meter Telescope opponent Kealoha Pisciotta. Hawaii Public Radio.

Access to Kilauea’s fissure 8 dividing Leilani Estates
The issue of what comes next for the beleaguered residents of Leilani Estates continues to divide a community worried about the possibility of busloads of tourists pouring in to gawk at Kilauea volcano’s most productive and famous outlet, fissure 8. Star-Advertiser.

Yield and profits down, prices up after coffee season cut short
Coffee season ended abruptly, some two months earlier than usual, for West Hawaii farmers. While causation is likely multi-faceted and open to debate, the consequences creep closer to certainties.Yield for 2018 will drop significantly from average levels, which will create a seller’s market and push prices upward, though likely not high enough to offset hits to bottom lines across the region. West Hawaii Today.

Project explores viability of using canines to hunt for harmful tree fungus
Wednesday was a kickoff demonstration of a new rapid response approach using dogs to detect the disease, a project funded by a grant from the state Department of Agriculture. The project is being led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service in partnership with USDA Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Florida International University and Redland Ahead, a Florida-based nonprofit that specializes in training detection dogs.  Tribune-Herald.

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Russ Roberts