Welcome to the Sunday morning edition of “Hawaii News Digest.” Views expressed in this Hawaii News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents. Stories cited in this post come from the Sunday, 06 January 2019, issues of “West Hawaii Today”, published in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Here are the details:
Accessed on 06 January 2019, 1508 UTC, Post 18220.
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HILO — Some $6.8 million in new fuel tax money barely survived a close County Council vote last month, but its future seems more assured now that the Department of Public Works has released a working list of resurfacing projects to be completed with the money.
HILO — For the second time in a month-and-a-half, a Hilo Circuit Court judge has denied a motion by Lloyd’s of London to dismiss a lawsuit brought against the insurer by a Puna homeowner.
KAILUA-KONA — Less than two weeks was all it took to transform a tranquil space of refuge in West Hawaii to one characterized by disorder and disrespect.
KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii County Department of Water Supply has scheduled a public meeting to discuss a project that will add a transmission line to the Waiaha system in an effort to ease transport of water from mauka to makai throughout North Kona.
HILO — The Hawaii Wildlife Fund is seeking donations to transport a prototype machine to the Big Island that can sort microplastics from beach sand.
HILO — The Law Enforcement Standards Board is asking the state Legislature for additional time and money to create and implement statewide standards for training and certification of county and state law enforcement officers.
HONOLULU — The Obama Foundation is launching an Asia-Pacific leadership program with a series of workshops in Hawaii for 22 emerging leaders.
HONOLULU — Preservation has been prescribed.
HILO — A proposed $725,000 settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit against FCH Enterprises — the owners of Zippy’s Restaurant and Napoleon’s Bakery — related to a breach of the company’s credit and debit card processing systems between Nov. 23, 2017, and March 29, 2018.
KAILUA-KONA — Fireworks are a traditional component to celebrating New Year’s Eve. As a result, so is the influx of lost pets found at animal shelters.