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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.
KALAPANA — The postman doesn’t come around here anymore and neither do the garbage trucks. For those who live from Opihikao to Kalapana and have chosen to stay, isolation due to the ongoing lower Puna eruption remains a possibility if lava severs Highway 130, already compromised by steaming ground cracks. But it’s also one that is slowly becoming reality through the loss of services and many of their neighbors who have left for safer ground or cleaner air.
Relief is on the way for Big Island residents irked by the accumulation of abandoned vehicles along ruralroadways.
A week and a half after the earth split open in Puna and the hazards of Kilauea began devouring and toxifying everything in their path,67-year-old Garuda Johnson looked out his window. Seeing through the sulfur dioxide-laced haze of vog — which has measured quantities of SO2 as high as 10 parts per million (ppm) on Johnson’spersonal monitor — is nearly impossible at distance.
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Another lava flow crossed Pohoiki Road on Saturday, potentially putting Highway 132 in jeopardy.
PAHOA — Madame Pele’s path through Puna won’t stop Pahoa High and Intermediate School seniors from accepting their diplomas on Sunday, but recent eruption activity has affected some would-be graduates.
A total of 82 structures were confirmed destroyed by the Kilauea eruption since May 3, while 37 additional structures are inaccessible due to lava as of Friday.
Hawaii residents have a chance to weigh in on projects being considered for federal funding,including local efforts like the Daniel K. Inouye Highway extension and Alii Drive culvert replacement.
KAILUA-KONA — Beginning in October, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel &Bungalows is taking a vacation from being a vacation destination.
Telescope protester’s trial on hold
Ka‘u High School teacher Aina Akamu gave final exams to his students as they sat on bleachers or the floor ofthe basketball court in the gym in Pahala. He moved his class to the gym nearby after he and his students could no longer stand the volcanic ash coveringhis classroom floor, chairs and desks.