West Hawaii News, 21 May 2018

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Here are today’s to 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.

Island on fire

A fiery river of molten rock was on a collision course Saturday night with Highway 137 and the Pacific Ocean, prompting officials to warn about hazardous volcanic gas known as “laze” if lava meets the sea.

Full STEAM Ahead

Hawaii Technology Academy hosted a STEAM Expo (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) Saturday at Kona Commons. Students showcased their work in a family-friendly, hands-on environment.

Displaced Leilani residents recall Mount St. Helens eruption

The explosion early Thursday morning of Halema‘uma‘u crater, which sent a volcanic ash cloud 30,000 feet high and deposited a light layer of ash on Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and surrounding areas, reminded two displaced Leilani Estates residents of an event that took place 38 years ago today — the violent explosion of Mount St. Helens, which killed 57 people directly and caused more than $1 billion in damage.

Rare tax cuts proposed

HILO — Kohala Councilman Tim Richards is attempting something that rarely happens in Hawaii County government — he wants to lower taxes.

Cultural festival dances this weekend

The Hawaii Kuauli Pacific and Asia Cultural Festival opened Friday evening with protocol, food and dance from various cultures at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts
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