|County of Hawai'i organized a junk car pickup in 2021|
in 2021 with staging at Ocean View Community Center.
The measure before the Council, Bill No 200, would create a "Vehicle Disposal Assistance Program that would allow a property owner or registered vehicle owner to apply for the removal of the abandoned or derelict vehicle," says the County Council notice on the meeting. Live stream of County Council Committee Meetings can be watched at http://hawaiicounty.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view id=l.
A number of programs over the years have put a dent in junk cars scattered across Kaʻū. More than a decade ago, Robyn and David Baglow provided a staging area just off Hwy 11 for junk car pick up in Ocean View. Last year the county organized a pickup at Ocean View Community Center.
GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL TROJAN VOLLEYBALL TEAM is back from a three-day Labor Day Classic Invitational tournament at Kamehameha Schools in Kea'au from Thursday through Saturday. Twenty-seven teams from around the state, California and Oregon joined in.
Kaʻū Trojan girls warm up before winning their game. Photo by Julia Neal
|Kaʻū Volleyball Coach Josh Ortega with is|
winning team behind him. Photo by Julia Neal
Last Tuesday, Aug. 30, the Trojans took down Christian Liberty academy 25-10, 25-21 and 25-17. Leahi Kaupu managed 13 Kills and 6 Aces; Tehani-Mae Espejo-Navarro nailed 6 Kills and 2 Aces; Jaydah Pilanca-Emmsley pounded 4 Kills and 4 Aces; Kyia Hashimoto provided 4 Kills; Jazmyn Navarro delivered 3 Kills and 1 Ace; Kamalyn Jara scored 1 kill and 1 Ace.
The Trojans head for Honoka'a this Tuesday, Sept. 6 with a start time of 6 p.m. for JV, followed by Varsity competition. The next girls home volleyball event is this Thursday, Sept. 8 against St. Joseph at Kaʻū District Gym, with JV play at 5 p.m. and Varsity at 6 p.m. On Friday, the Trojans stay home again to host Hilo High, with a 5 p.m. start for JV and 6 p.m for Varsity.
HAWAI'I IS THE 15TH HARDEST WORKING STATE, according to a report released for Labor Day Weekend by WalletHub, which names people of North Dakota as the hardest working, followed by Alaska, Nebraska and South Dakota.
Hawai'i ranked 23rd in average workweek hours, 12 in average commute time, 10th in share of workers with multiple jobs and 11th in average leisure time spent per day.
WalletHub reports on a World Economic Forum's analysis showing that Americans worked an average of almost 1,800 hours last year, which is "442 hours per year more than Germans work, but 337 fewer than Mexicans do."
Americans also forfeited an average of 4.6 days of unused time off. "While leaving vacation time on the table may seem strange to some people, there are plenty of reasons why workers choose to do so. Some fear that if they take time off they will look less dedicated to the job than other employees, risking a layoff. Others worry about falling behind on their work or are concerned that the normal workflow will not be able to function without them," stated WalletHub.
See the study at https://wallethub.com/edu/hardest-working-states-in-america/52400
|See the September Kaʻū Calendar|
at www.kaucalendar.com, and in the
mail - Volcano, Kaʻū to South Kona.