Hawaii Island News, 25 Jan 2019

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State DOT mulls long term solutions for access to Huehue lava tube
No-parking signs and concrete barriers are being installed at the popular site located off Queen Kaahumanu Highway, about 2 miles north of Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole, to address safety concerns while the state determines how to go forward with recreation at the site. West Hawaii Today.

Will the salary commission disband?
Former Salary Commission Chairman Hugh Ono believes the county can do without the salary commission and suggested disbandment. Ono said the work the commission has completed provides a process for the Department of Human Resources to recommend salary levels, with public participation possible when the County Council sets the budget. West Hawaii Today.

Rideshares cleared for neighbor island airports
The state Department of Transportation announced Thursday in a press release rideshare companies’ eligibility to vie for arrival business at neighbor island airports beginning next month. West Hawaii Today.

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