Hawaii Island News, midday edition, 31 Jan 2019

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Accessed on 31 January 2019, 1930 UTC, Post 18353.



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Bishop Museum will retain ownership of its Waipio Valley lands
The news comes three years after the Oahu-based museum declared in January 2016 its intent to sell its substantial acreage within the historic agricultural community. Tribune-Herald.

New bills strive to improve Banyan Drive area
State lawmakers are again turning their attention to improving Hilo’s hotel area on Banyan Drive. Concerns about dilapidation of buildings in the area, also known as the Waiakea Peninsula, prompted Hawaii County to form its own Banyan Drive redevelopment agency. Tribune-Herald.

Kona resort aims for 2022 reopening
Construction is underway at the iconic Kona Coast getaway as real estate investment firm Kennedy Wilson prepares to reopen the resort that has been shuttered since the March 2011 tsunami devastated the grounds. West Hawaii Today. Big Island Video News. Hawaii News Now. 

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Russ Roberts