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Here are today’s top West Hawaii news stories from “West Hawaii Today”, published in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Community College-Palamanui held its graduation ceremony on Saturday.
HILO — Gov. David Ige announced the formation of a dual-status command joint task force for the Kilauea eruption that would allow Brig. Gen. Kenneth Hara to command active military personnel and the Hawaii National Guard.
WAILUKU — Maui County has proposed expanding the Molokai landfill because it is expected to reach capacity by 2020.
WAILUKU — The lone gas station in a community at the east end of Maui has closed for 10 days.
PAHOA — A geophysicist says a plume that’s rising from the Kilauea Volcano summit does not contain as much ash as it did on Tuesday.
KAILUA-KONA — The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that several fissures are actively producing spatter, however, the flow from fissure 17 has not advanced since Tuesday, according to a Wednesday morning update from Hawaii County Civil Defense.