Hawaii Island News, 17 Jan 2019

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Accessed on 17 January 2019, 1530 UTC, Post 18278.



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County sues Puakea Ranch

Hawaii County is suing a Hawi vacation rental ranch following more than two years of neighbor complaints about weddings, concerts and events being hosted there without a permit.

Shutdown might upend State of the Union speech

WASHINGTON — A grand Washington ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union speech. She cited concerns about whether the hobbled government can provide adequate security, but Republicans cast her move as a ploy to deny Trump the stage.
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