Hawaii Island News, 30 Nov 2018

Accessed on 30 November 2018, 1454 UTC, Post 18045.

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

Commission rules against Waikoloa Highlands developer

KEAHOLE — The state Land Use Commission Wednesday voted to revert more than 700 acres in South Kohala from rural district to an agricultural land classification after determining that the developer of a planned 398-lot residential subdivision did not substantially get the project off the ground.

Rape suspect pleads guilty mid-trial

KEALAKEKUA — Two days into a jury trial, an 18-year-old man accused of felony sex assault in connection to a 2016 rape at Old Kona Airport Park changed his plea to guilty.

Marni Herkes dies after long illness

A tireless community volunteer best known for her long service as the chamber’s executive director died recently, leaving behind a legacy of civic-minded engagement.

Tourism sluggish in Volcano

The reopening of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has brought visitors back to nearby Volcano, but perhaps not as quickly as some expected.

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Russ Roberts