Hawaii Island News, evening update, 30 Jan 2019

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Accessed on 31 January 2019, 0225 UTC, Post 18347.



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Bill seeks new ambulances
Two more ambulances are needed for the island to meet calls for emergency medical services, one in West Hawaii and one in East Hawaii. The advanced life support vehicles, if funded, would be stationed at the Makalei Fire Station in North Kona and in Puna. West Hawaii Today.

Digital kiosks allow quick vehicle registration renewals at Safeway stores 
The DMV Now kiosk, as it’s known, is one of two planned for Hawaii Island. The other is set for installation inside the Makaala Street Safeway location in Hilo on Wednesday. Similar kiosks are being installed in Safeway stores across Honolulu. The machines have been utilized in California for multiple years. West Hawaii Today.

Kulana Foods to cease slaughter of small animals, ranchers concerned
A second animal handling violation for one of the only slaughterhouses on the Big Island has some ranchers worried about their futures. Hilo butcher shop Kulana Foods was briefly suspended from operations in December after an inspector with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service reported employees mishandled a pig during transportation. Tribune-Herald.

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Russ Roberts