Hawaii Island News, evening edition, Tuesday, 22 May 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine:, 22 May 2018.

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Here are the 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.

As lava hits the sea, plumes of gas and shards of glass shoot into air
Vigorous lava flows continue to cascade into the ocean in lower Puna, creating large plumes of “laze” – clouds of toxic gas, steam and tiny glass particles – that could force nearby residents to evacuate at a moment’s notice, authorities warned Monday. Hawaii News Now.

Explosions continue at Kilauea summit
The latest eruption at Halemaumau Crater happened around 3:45 a.m. Tuesday, creating an ash plume that was about 8,000 feet above sea level. The wind may carry the plume to the southwest. Hawaii News Now.  KHON2.

Property tax hikes loom as lava flows

Property tax increases could be back on the table as county expenses increase, even as property values erode thanks to lava inundation in Puna. West Hawaii Today.

Lava prompts election officials to mail absentee voting applications
The State Office of Elections and the Hawaii County Elections Division on Monday announced they will be mailing absentee voting applications to more than 6,000 voters assigned to Pahoa Community Center and Pahoa High/Intermediate. Tribune-Herald.

Farmers in lava’s path seek assistance after devastating crop losses
Puna farmers affected by the volcanic activity on Hawaii Island were set to meet Monday night to learn about the assistance programs  available to them. Hawaii News Now.

Health problems from eruption increase
Air polluted by volcanic emissions drives up ER visits and compounds already existing health problems for some Big Isle residents. Star-Advertiser.  Hawaii News Now.

Ironman race still on, organizers say
As the Kilauea eruption continues to make national headlines, organizers of the Ironman are urging triathletes not to cancel their travel plans. Hawaii News Now.

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Russ Roberts