West Hawaii News, Monday, 07 May 2018

Accessed on 07 May 2018, 1417 UTC, Post #16764.



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Here are today’s top West Hawaii news stories compiled by “Wes Hawaii Today”, published in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

According to the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency, the ongoing eruption and lava flows have claimed at least 31 structures in the Leilani Estates subdivision in the Puna District.  Homes in the Lanipuna Gardens subdivision are also in danger.  Residents of these subdivisions have been told to evacuate.  At least 10 lava vents are now active.

Kamehameha statue to get state help

HILO — The state plans to take over maintenance of the statue of King Kamehameha the Great, which has been cared for by a North Kohala community group since 1883.

Lava takes a breather

After two days of disruptive and destructive volcanic activity in lower Puna, residents received some relief late Saturday when the eight vents that had been emitting lava earlier in the day went quiet.

Aboard Hokule‘a

As Pualani Lincoln Maielua steered Hokule‘a into harbor Sunday evening, the call of a pu swept the sea and about a dozen canoes made their way out to greet the incoming crew.

State police seeking information on turtle killing

HILO — Officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) are seeking information about the person or persons who butchered a 250-pound green sea turtle at Onekahakaha County Beach Park in South Hilo.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts
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