West Hawaii News 07/29/2016

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Ballot proposal would pay nonprofit boards with PONC money

HILO — Officers and board members of nonprofit organizations receiving stewardship grants from the county’s public land fund could be paid for their work with taxpayer money, under a change to a proposed charter amendment unanimously approved by the County Council.

HPM announces modular homes

KAILUA-KONA — HPM Building Supply last week announced plans to launch a new line of modular homes for Hawaii island residents, “HalePlus,” that the company is calling a “fast, customizable and affordable option for homeownership.”

Kilauea recovery just beginning

HILO — A disaster recovery expert said Saturday that the Big Island is going to have to tell its story in a compelling way to get its share of federal recovery dollars after a 2018 that saw 700-plus homes destroyed by lava from Kilauea volcano and disastrous flooding from the remnants from Hurricane Lane.

Electric bus demonstrates inertia

HILO — An electric bus loaned to the county as a demonstration project has been parked unused at the Mass Transit baseyard since early 2018, despite council members’ enthusiasm for zero-emission buses.

South Kohala residents asked to conserve water

KAILUA-KONA —The Department of Water Supply sent out a water conservation notice for the South Kohala area at 11 a.m. Friday. The affected areas are Kawaihae, Kawaihae Harbor, Hapuna Beach Resort, Mauna Kea Beach Resort, Puako, Mauna Lani Resort and other areas in South Kohala.

Ka‘u drowning victim identified

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island police have identified the man who apparently drowned earlier this month after he did not return to shore after a swim with friends July 13 at Green Sands Beach, also known as Papakolea.

No response yet in Kaiser-Queen’s lawsuit

KAILUA-KONA — Six weeks after Kaiser Permanente filed suit against The Queen’s Health Systems after the latter informed the former it would begin billing Kaiser members for the balance of emergency services it provides, Queen’s has yet to file a response in court.

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