West Hawaii News 08/11/2019

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Accessed on 11 August 2019, 1610 UTC, Post 19349.



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Drought recovery proving uneven

KAILUA-KONA — A large swath of Hawaii Island emerged from abnormally dry conditions and other areas got some reprieve from drought following above-average rainfall over many areas during July.

Raises planned for off-duty police

HILO — Hawaii Island police officers who provide services for private companies or other government agencies on their off-time could see payment for their services go up by as much as 50% over the next two years, under a special duty pay schedule that’s the focus of upcoming public hearings.

New stipend available to help train teachers

Are you interested in earning your teacher license to teach grades 6-12 in the state of Hawaii? Do you have your bachelor’s degree? Are you employed by the Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) as a substitute, emergency hire, or an educational assistant?

Council advances changes to Kona CDP

HILO — The County Council on Wednesday tightened government oversight before unanimously moving to a final reading a package of changes that some community members say will weaken the Kona Community Development Plan.

Lease for Canadian firm solar project on Oahu challenged

HONOLULU — A Hawaii business owner has challenged a solar energy project lease agreement between a Canadian company and the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, a report said.

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