Hawaii Island News, 10 Jan 2019

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Accessed on 10 January 2019, 1447 UTC, Post 18242.

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New county Public Works director confirmed

Despite perennial complaints about the cumbersome process of getting building permits, the leader of that county division was elevated Wednesday to director of the Department of Public Works.

Sewer rate hike moves forward

County Council members Wednesday held their noses and advanced a sewer rate hike few seemed to like, sending it to the council for two more votes.

Police arrest 14 for DUI

During the week of Jan. 1-6, Hawaii Island police arrested 14 motorists for DUI. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic collision and one was younger than 21.

USDA, states work to make sure food stamps are issued

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday a plan that will provide full benefits for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, often referred to as food stamps, for the month of February if the government shut down, now in its third week, continues.

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Russ Roberts