Hawaii Island News, evening edition, 21 May 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 21 May 2018.

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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories from “Hawaii Business Magazine”, published in Honolulu, Hawaii. Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Early morning eruption blasts more ash from Kilauea
Explosions continue at the summit of Kilauea, prompting warnings about the threat of ashfall that could reach nearby communities. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now.

As lava reaches the shoreline, residents warned about “laze”
Lava from active fissures near the Leilani Estates subdivision has completed a nearly 4-mile crawl to the coast and is pouring into the ocean at two separate points. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory issued a new air quality warning about “laze,” short for lava haze. Hawaii News Now.  Star-Advertiser.
Tribune-Herald.  KITV.

Scientists explain misconception of Kilauea
Scientists gathered for a press conference at the Volcano Golf and Country Club on Saturdayattempted to set the record straight in terms of the popular characterization of Kilauea as a docile shield volcano. Big Island Video News.

Two-story lava wall cuts off Highway 137
The destructive lava flows dealt a critical blow on Saturday night when it created a 20-foot wall of lava on Highway 137, cutting a crucial access point to Lower Puna communities. Hawaii News Now

Rare tax cuts proposed
Kohala Councilman Tim Richards is attempting something that rarely happens in Hawaii County government – he wants to lower taxes. West Hawaii Today.

Richards seeks to strip transit budget
Kohala Councilman Tim Richards wants to zero out Mass Transit’s general fund budget, leaving county officials wondering how they will keep the buses running at all, much less on time. West Hawaii Today. 

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts

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