Hawaii Island News, 12 Nov 2018


Accessed on 12 November 2018, 1431 UTC, Post 17951.

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Comment:  Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories from the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, published in Hilo, Hawaii.  Views expressed in this Hawaii new summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Death toll rises to 29 in California wildfire

As relatives desperately searched shelters for missing loved ones on Sunday, crews searching the smoking ruins of Paradise and outlying areas found six more bodies, raising the death toll to 29, matching the deadliest wildfire in California history.

Annual parade honors veterans

East Hawaii residents honored those who served their country Saturday during a Veterans Day Parade blessed with sunny skies and a gentle breeze that waved a giant United States flag flying over Kamehameha Avenue in Hilo.

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.

Hilo Farmers Market fines exceed $200K

The county’s Public Works Building Division chief sent a letter last month to the owner-operator of Hilo Farmers Market notifying him that fines for noncompliance with building, zoning and fire codes have surpassed $200,000.

Honoring their sacrifice

From left, Waiakeawaena Elementary School fifth-graders Tracy Huymh, 10, and Ku‘ulei Kaiwi, 10, and their classmates place floral arrangements on headstones Friday, honoring veterans as part of the students’ Veterans Day project at East Hawaii Veterans Cemeteries No. 1 and No. 2 in Hilo.

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