West Hawaii News, 27 Jan 2019

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Accessed on 27 January 2019, 1450 UTC, Post 18329.



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Council advances Kaupulehu project

HILO — Developers of the 1,079-acre luxury Kaupulehu project have begun the first steps toward public shoreline access and said Wednesday they’ll have it completed within one year.

IN YOUR FACE: Homeless numbers in Hawaii vs public perception

KAILUA-KONA — Emily DuPlessis pushed her child’s stroller down the path from their rented condo to the beach, her two other young children in tow, before nearly tripping over a homeless man stretched out perpendicularly across the pavement.

Kua Bay reopens after shark sightings

KAILUA-KONA — Kua Bay reopened Saturday after two shark sightings in the North Kona waters closed it on Friday, according to Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources officials.

Spaceport meeting gets heated

PANAEWA — The CEO of Alaska Aerospace Corp. said the organization will have some homework to do after a contentious meeting with Department of Hawaiian Home Lands residents Friday about its proposed small satellite launch facility.

‘We’re limping along, for now’

VOLCANO — While Volcano is returning to its feet after the Kilauea eruption, vacation rental operators fear the county’s new vacation rental law will force the community to its knees again.

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Russ Roberts