Hawaii Island News, 31 Dec 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 31 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.

Leilani Estates residents drop lawsuit
Leilani Estates residents are giving up on a lawsuit they filed against Hawaii County that would have returned a security checkpoint to the neighborhood devastated by lava. Attorney Mike Garbarino, who pulled the lawsuit he filed on behalf of the Leilani Estates Community Association, said residents are working with police and the county council on another solution. Hawaii News Now.

Council asked to add projects for eruption, hurricane damage to budget
The Hawaii County Council is being asked to add projects related to damage caused by recent disasters to the capital budget and accept funds for a recovery plan for Puna. The bills being submitted by the county administration don’t include a list of proposed projects, but the cost estimates total $82.1 million, of which 75 percent would be covered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Tribune-Herald.

Despite government shutdown, tourists still visiting HVNP, Volcano businesses
The partial closure of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park does not appear to be keeping tourists away from Volcano, to the relief of businesses that depend on them. Tribune-Herald.

Airport renovations continue
With a new year just around the corner, improvements at the Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole continue. That includes ongoing modernization work and upcoming construction of an inspection facility at the region’s airport. West Hawaii Today.

Tribune-Herald’s top stories of the year
Earth has made another revolution around the sun and, as we get set to ring in 2019, it’s time to look back at the year that was 2018. In addition to White House firings and resignations too numerous to detail, 2018 is marked with a mind-boggling number of disasters locally, nationally and globally. Tribune-Herald. 

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