Hawaii Island News, 07 Nov 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 07 November 2018.

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Comment:  Here are some of Hawaii Island’s top 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.

Villegas wins Kona County Council seat
With all four precincts reporting Tuesday night, Villegas had 2,920 votes, or 56.6 percent, overpowering Kelly Drysdale for the seat vacated by Dru Kanuha. West Hawaii Today. Big Island Video News.

New names assume office in West Hawaii
Dru Kanuha, three-time District 7 county councilman, made the leap to the state Senate, capturing the District 3 seat vacated by Hawaii’s newly elected Lieutenant Governor, Josh Green. David Tarnas, who served two terms in the state House of Representatives from 1994-98, will assume the District 7 House seat beating Republican Tom Belekanich. West Hawaii Today.

County charter amendments pass
Hawaii Island residents voted Tuesday for more oversight over raises for county officials. Another charter amendment requiring ballot initiatives that would change the charter to be accompanied with a fiscal impact statement also passed with 81 percent in favor. Tribune-Herald. 

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