Hawaii Island News, 29 Dec 2018

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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.

Mortgage-free condo donated to Army veteran

KAILUA-KONA — Destin Foree was overcome with emotion as he stood at the steps of a Kailua-Kona condo with his wife and four sons as the key to the front door was given to them — permanently.

Minister assaulted, man arrested

KAILUA-KONA — The minister of the Kona Koyasan Daishiji Mission in Holualoa is at home recovering after a reported robbery Wednesday left him with numerous abrasions to his head, neck and elbows.

PGV: Donation unrelated to permit request

Puna Geothermal Venture’s $150,000 donation to Hawaii County for disaster response was unrelated to its request to build an emergency access road over the lava flow, says its Hawaii representative.

Tourism still lagging

Tourism to the Big Island was down from last year for the sixth month in a row, according to preliminary data from the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
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Russ Roberts