Hawaii Island News, 16 Nov 2018

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DHHL to activists: Take down structure on Mauna Kea access road
They say they are Native Hawaiian beneficiaries looking after the aina. But the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands says they are trespassing and that their unauthorized structure next to the Maunakea Access Road has to go. Tribune-Herald.

Mauna Kea rec area military training raises concern
A Hawaii Island peace activist is raising concerns about an apparent U.S. Navy plan to expand non-invasive, or no live fire, training activities into the Mauna Kea Recreation Area along Saddle Road. Big Island Video News.

Ha retires from cannabis dispensary 
The CEO of Lau Ola LLC, one of only two Big Island medical cannabis dispensaries, announced his retirement Wednesday, before the dispensary has brought any product to market. Ha said he had “signed up for four years” as CEO of Lau Ola, one of his conditions for allowing Lau Ola to use his land was that he be given a “meaningful position” in the company, but realized this year that the rest of his team already has the business well in hand. Tribune-Herald. Star-Advertiser.KITV.

Fire ants discovered in HVNP
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park officials say Thursday that unwanted visitors have been found on the grounds: Little Fire Ants.The red ants, which are no longer in size than the thickness of a penny, have been found in the popular Stream Vents area and Mauna Ulu parking lot. LFA is an extremely invasive and noxious species that can have devastating effects to people’s health and native ecosystems. Hawaii News Now. Tribune-Herald. Hawaii Public Radio.

Weather, water hit Cyanotech hard
Limited access to fresh water, inclement weather and a volcanic eruption has resulted in growing pains for Cyanotech Corp., forcing the company to post a loss for a third consecutive quarter. West Hawaii Today. 

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