Accessed on 18 May 2018, 1430 UTC, Post #16837.
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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 Island medical providers are starting to see an increase in patients reporting vog-related symptoms as Kilauea Volcano’s latest eruption continues.
KAILUA-KONA — Vog hung heavy in the skies over Kailua-Kona Thursday — a trend likely to continue, based on all relevant data.
HILO — An explosive eruption at Kilauea’s summit — the largest of three this week — ejected ash as high as 30,000 feet above sea level Thursday morning, but had minimal impact on the ground.
HONOLULU — The late U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka will lie in state at the Capitol rotunda Friday and Saturday and be eulogized during two public services and one private service before being laid to rest at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.
PORTLAND, Maine — The number of American fish stocks that can be described as “overfished” has hit an all-time low, the U.S. government announced on Thursday.
HONOLULU — The number of firearms registered in Hawaii decreased by nearly 24 percent last year, according to figures from the state attorney general’s office.
WAILUKU — A Hawaii jury has acquitted a Maui man who was charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman.
HILO — The National Weather Service withdrew its ash advisory following an explosive event at Kilauea’s summit Thursday morning.