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Hawaii Island News 08/14/2019


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Views expressed in this Hawaii News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

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Accessed on 14 August 2019, 1450 UTC, Post 19366.

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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.

Engineer: Restoration of water to lower Puna not feasible

The county Department of Water Supply has no current plans to restore water service to Kapoho and the area around Pohoiki as lower Puna continues to recover from the 2018 eruption of Kilauea volcano, but was not “shutting the door” on a possible restoration in the future.

Raises planned for off-duty police

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.

Rainfall varies widely around island

How rainy was July on the Big Island? The answer varies widely, depending on location.

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Hawaii Island News 08/13/2019


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Accessed on 13 August 2019, 1435 UTC, Post 19361.

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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.

Engineer: Restoration of water to lower Puna not feasible

The county Department of Water Supply has no current plans to restore water service to Kapoho and the area around Pohoiki as lower Puna continues to recover from the 2018 eruption of Kilauea volcano, but was not “shutting the door” on a possible restoration in the future.

Raises planned for off-duty police

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.

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West Hawaii News 08/13/2019


Welcome to the “West Hawaii News” update from Hawaii News Digest.

 

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Accessed on 13 August 2019, 1420 UTC, Post 19360.

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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.

Kapoho, Pohoiki areas still unsuitable for water restoration after lava

HILO — The county Department of Water Supply has no current plans to restore water service to Kapoho and the area around Pohoiki as lower Puna continues to recover from the 2018 eruption of Kilauea volcano, but was not “shutting the door” on a possible restoration in the future.

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.

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Russ Roberts
https://hawaiinewsdigest.net (the daily update).
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