Hawaii Island News, noon edition, 14 May 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 14 May 2018.

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Here are the top Hawaii Island news stories for Monday, 14 May 2018 from “Hawaii Business Magazine”, published in Honolulu, Hawaii. Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

How land schemes turned lava fields into subdivisions
Affordable housing in the fast-growing Puna area comes with a big risk – several communities have been wiped out by earlier lava flows. Civil Beat.

Kilauea and the business community
As developments continue in the Kilauea eruptions, many businesses are contributing to recovery efforts. And for some businesses, there is opportunity – but the situation is delicate.Hawaii Public Radio.

Large lava fissure “absolutely deafening”
“I guess the best way to describe it is as if I was standing next to a (Boeing) 747 that is full-throttle,” says Mark Clawson who lives near the large volcanic fissure that opened up Sunday in lower Puna. “That kind of comes and goes, and is punctuated by blasts — absolutely earth-shaking and deafening blasts — hurling lava bombs of up to a hundred pounds or more hundreds of feet in the area. It’s the most spectacular thing I’ve ever witnessed.” Tribune-Herald.

Number of residents at Red Cross shelters grows overnight
The number of residents who have evacuated because of Kilauea volcano’s eruption and are staying at two emergency shelters in Puna is rising, the Hawaii Red Cross said today. At midnight, there were 484 people at a shelter at the Pahoa Community Center and 25 at a shelter at the Keaau Community Center, the Red Cross said. Star-Advertiser.

Fissure still spewing lava as authorities keep close eye on volcanic activity
Over the weekend, three new fissures opened up. Hawaii County Civil Defense said fissure no. 17 was still active as of Monday morning. A narrow lava flow was slowly moving toward the ocean, about two miles away, but no homes or roads were threatened. Hawaii News Now. Star-Advertiser.

The latest: Updates from the Kilauea Volcano eruption
18th fissure opens west of Highway 132, Hale Kamahina Loop Road ordered to evacuate. KITV.KHON2.

County works to fund ag theft initiative following failed legislation
As a category of crime, agricultural theft and vandalism continues not to rate. That’s the message the state Legislature sent when it spiked House Bill 1883 HD2 SD2 out of conference committee — Speaker Scott Saiki discharging House conferees before legislators held a hearing. West Hawaii Today.

Kmart closing in August
A liquidation sale at the Kailua-Kona Kmart will begin Thursday in advance of its closure planned for early August, the store’s parent company announced Friday. West Hawaii Today. 

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts

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