Welcome to the Friday edition of “Hawaii News Digest”-Hawaii Island News. Views expressed in this Hawaii News Summary are those of the reporters and correspondents. Topics cited in this post are from the current issue of the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, based in Hilo, Hawaii.
Accessed on 18 January 2019, 1455 UTC, Posts 18283.
Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.
Hawaiian Electric is appointing one person to lead its Hawaii Island and Maui subsidiaries as the private power utility seeks to consolidate administrative positions.
An anonymous $50,000 donation, slipped through the mail slot of the Palace Theater on New Year’s Eve, will help the theater with fire-safety upgrades and renovation of an antiquated sprinkler system — two things that must happen before a long-planned air conditioning project can move forward.
The County Council has resurrected an old general excise tax hike that was postponed last May and put it on Wednesday’s council agenda for consideration.
HONOLULU (AP) — Divers monitoring a rotting whale carcass off the shores of Oahu this week found themselves face-to-face with a massive great white shark, prompting state officials to warn recreational divers and snorkelers to stay out of the water near the dead sperm whale amid reports some people have climbed onto the carcass to take its teeth as souvenirs.
KAILUA-KONA — The Hawaii Paroling Authority this month will take up another request for parole by a South Kona man convicted of killing his sister-in-law more than a decade ago.