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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 23 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.
Council holds-off tax increases, eruption will strain budget
On Tuesday, the Hawaii County Council dove into the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, but there are already deep concerns over how the eruption in the lower East Rift Zone of Kilauea, only two weeks old, will impact revenues. West Hawaii Today. Big Island Video News.
Kim toils on, pneumonia and all
Mayor Harry Kim has been diagnosed with walking pneumonia but is continuing his work, Managing Director Wil Okabe said Tuesday. West Hawaii Today.
Man who took direct hit from “lava bomb” tells the terrifying experience
One minute, Darryl Clinton was on the phone with a friend, watching the spectacle of ongoing eruptions in lower Puna from a third floor lanai. The next, he’d been hit on the leg with a “lava bomb” — his left foot nearly detached and miles away from medical help. Hawaii News Now. KHON2.
Some residents of areas untouched by lava remain despite call to evacuate
While fissures in Leilani Estates spew molten lava dozens of feet in the air and sulfur dioxide bleaches color from surrounding vegetation, some parts of the subdivision remain largely unaffected according to residents who continue to live there. Tribune-Herald.
Latest eruption updates
Masks to protect against ashfall to be distributed on Big Island. Hawaii News Now.
Eruption may lead to flower shortage
The Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce says hotels, bed and breakfasts, and tour operators are seeing a 50 percent drop in business. “The tourists are actually staying away in numbers that high,” said President William Walter. But what many don’t know, Walter says, is the impact it has on the floral industry. KHON2.
Resort to get $100M makeover
The arrow-shaped Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, a Hawaii island fixture for nearly four decades, will close this fall for a $100 million renovation triggering temporary layoffs of about 400 employees. Star-Advertiser.
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