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Proposed cesspool rules create a stink

A draft plan by the state Department of Health is raising a stink among local real estate agents and builders who say proposed rules requiring that septic tank systems replace cesspools could add $10,000 to the price of a new home and make buying and selling existing homes less affordable.

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Visits to Waiopae tidepools limited to foot entry during cleanup

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Aquatic Resources, in cooperation with the Kapoho Vacationland community association, is advising the public that access to the state marine life conservation district at Waiopae tidepools in Kapoho will be allowed by foot only through the Vacationland subdivision until removal of storm debris from Hurricane Iselle can be completed.