West Hawaii News, 16 Dec 2018

Accessed on 16 December 2018, 1452 UTC, Post 18122.

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Comment:  Here are today’s top West Hawaii news stories from “West Hawaii Today”, published in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.  Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Police seeking witnesses of Kailua-Kona crash

KAILUA-KONA — Police are asking anybody who might have witnessed Friday’s collision at the intersection of Henry Street and Malulani Road in Kailua-Kona to contact them following the death of a 40-year-old Kailua-Kona man.

The moon in our backyard

HILO — A small dome on the slopes of Mauna Loa used for the past five years as a NASA-funded Mars simulation is being given a new mission.

Less stringent PONC fund advances

HILO — A proposed ballot measure reducing the county land fund from a minimum of 2 percent of property tax revenues to a minimum of 1 percent was advanced Friday by the Charter Commission, over objections from fund supporters.

Christmas as a community

KALOKO — Christmas, complete with Santa Claus, came to The Homes at Ulu Wini Saturday, when volunteers with the Kaloko Lions Club brought more than 200 gifts for the community’s youngest residents.

HELCO seeks rate increase

HILO — Hawaii Electric Light Co. is seeking a 3.4 percent increase in base rates it says is needed to keep up with operation costs.