Hawaii Island News, Tuesday, 22 May 2018

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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories from the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, published in Hilo, Hawaii.  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

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 (precinct 04-03) and Pahoa High/Intermediate (precinct 04-04) due to the uncertain nature of the volcanic eruption in lower Puna.

EPA: Big Island leads nation in sulfur dioxide emissions

HONOLULU — The Big Island has the highest rate of sulfur dioxide emission in the United States, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, a distinction established before this month’s toxic eruptions began pouring from Kilauea volcano.

Power outage caused by toppled pine tree

Hawaii Electric Light Co. reports about 2,100 customers experienced a power interruption shortly after 5:30 p.m. Saturday after high winds apparently toppled a pine tree, which fell onto and broke lines near Kynnersley Road in North Kohala.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts