Hawaii Island News, 03 Dec 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 03 December 2018, published in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Comment:  Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories from “Hawaii Business Magazine”. Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Big Island gaining people, but they’re not coming from the rest of the state
Between 2012 and 2016, the Big Island lost an estimated 2,362 people annually to the other three counties in Hawaii, while adding just 1,654, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The loss is more than made up by resident births and by migration from the U.S. mainland and other countries. West Hawaii Today.

UH-Hilo to offer career path for airline pilots and drone operators
A new bachelor’s degree in aeronautical sciences at the University of Hawaii at Hilo could start training students to become commercial pilots or operators of unmanned aircraft as soon as next year. Star-Advertiser.

Aggressive pigs becoming a nuisance at some state parks
Pig populations are established at Rainbow Falls, a popular tourist attraction in Hilo, as well as Wailoa River State Recreation Area in Hilo, Akaka Falls State Park in Honomu, and to a lesser degree, Manuka State Wayside in South Kona. People feeding the pigs and interacting with them is bound to result in problems officials say. Tribune-Herald.

Funds frozen as groups grapple for control of community road maintenance
Any and all road maintenance has stalled in the Hawaiian Ranchos community and the sitting Hawaiian Ranchos Road Maintenance Corporation Board of Directors has been locked out of a bank account containing more than $200,000 for road work and repairs.  West Hawaii Today.

State investigates biofuel plant for discharging wastewater
There is no public health threat from the discharge at the facility, which expects to start generating power by burning wood sometime in December. Civil Beat. 

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Russ Roberts