Hawaii Island News, 24 Dec 2018

From my family to yours–Happy Holidays!  Stay safe and sane in the coming year. Thanks for your suggestions and comments, both pro and con.  And now to the business at hand.

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 24 December 2018, published in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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

The Big Squeeze
A detailed analysis of tax and fee increases island residents are expected to pay. West Hawaii Today.
Part 1: Five county taxes and fees are increasing.West Hawaii Today.
Part 2, the state. West Hawaii Today.
Part 3, utilities. West Hawaii Today.

Lava rock could be raw material needed for new industry, report finds
The report, commissioned by a department of DBEDT, said there’s potential to commercially produce a versatile building material called basalt fiber, similar to carbon fiber and glass fiber from rock. A production plant on Hawaii island costing $78 million could generate an average annual profit of $15 million over 30 years and employ 81 people earning $75,000 on average, said the analysis by California-based consulting firm SMA Inc. Star-Advertiser.

Kailua Village bikeshare to double as result of County Council action
The council voted unanimously to provide $30,000 to People’s Advocacy for Trails Hawaii, or PATH, as the local contribution to a $120,000 grant from the federal transportation alternative program to expand the 2-year-old bikeshare.West Hawaii Today. 

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Russ Roberts