Hawaii Island News, 12 Nov 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 12 November 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 correspondence.

Commission mulls cutting PONC fund
A proposal under consideration for the 2020 ballot would cut the county open space land fund by half and allow the County Council to suspend the fund in emergencies or when too much money accumulates. A handful of testifiers opposed to the changes said they want to see the Big Island retain its natural beauty and not become overdeveloped in the way they see Oahu and Maui. West Hawaii Today.

Makeshift beach park checkpoint erected
Wayson Ioane was tired of people driving into the area near Lehia Beach Park at the end of Kalanianaole Avenue to take drugs. So he and several others who live down the Kapoho Coast Road put up a makeshift roadblock Friday at the start of the unpaved path, near the former Puumaile Hospital, to keep them out. Tribune-Herald.

Student alcohol and drug use higher on Big Island, survey says
The number of Big Island middle and high school students who report using drugs and alcohol is higher than state averages, according to new statistics from the 2017 Hawaii Youth Risk Behaviors Hawaii School Health Survey. Tribune-Herald.

Cannabis dispensary running behind schedule
After substantial delays, Hawaiian Ethos has begun growing medicinal cannabis for distribution from its Kona location. When card-carrying patients will have access to the company’s products, however, remains an open question. West Hawaii Today. 

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Russ Roberts