Hawaii Island News 08/15/2019

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Accessed on 15 August 2019, 1450 UTC, Post 19371.



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Aloha Theatre artistic director to retire

KAILUA-KONA — Whether it is his undying commitment, his long resume of productions or his general love of theater, artistic director Jerry Tracy played a huge role in the success of the Aloha Theatre.

Reactions to poll highlight division over TMT

KAILUA-KONA — Many are quick to dismiss the findings of a recent poll conducted for Civil Beat by MRG Research, calling the results flawed, skewed and propaganda for a survey that shows significant support throughout the state for the Thirty Meter Telescope.

Influx of permit applications alters Kona office hours

As part of an ongoing effort to address a backlog in the processing of applications and permits at the Planning Department’s West Hawaii office in Kailua-Kona, the department said Monday it will begin to limit service hours with the public on a temporary basis.

Earning college credits on the mauna

As University of Hawaii gears up for another school year, students protesting the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Maunakea have options to attend class without leaving the mountain.

With new law in effect, albizia fight continues

A spokeswoman for the Big Island Invasive Species Council said the first explorers of a new law allowing landowners to remove potentially dangerous albizia trees from neighboring properties could be community associations in Puna.

Scientists prep telescopes for work after long wait

Even with access to the summit restored for astronomers, some observatories on Maunakea will not be able to resume work for some time.

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