Hawaii Island News, Monday, 28 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.

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Comfort amid crisis: Hundreds of volunteers on front lines providing relief

Dottie Clopton-Moore and her husband, Tim Moore, of Hawaiian Paradise Park sat near the entrance of the Red Cross emergency shelter at Pahoa Community Center last week, greeting folks as they entered and answering questions.

Waipio murder trial in hands of jury

Closing arguments were made Thursday in a Hilo Circuit Court murder trial, with the prosecutor telling the jury the defendant killed the victim over a longstanding dispute and the defense attorney claiming his client was framed by prosecution witnesses who themselves had something to hide.

Lava inundates PGV well site

A production well at Puna Geothermal Venture in Puna was covered by lava late Sunday afternoon, Hawaii County Civil Defense reported.

State briefs for May 28

Ige bans conversion therapy on LGBTQ youth

Oral injuries lead to recall of Spam, other Hormel product

AUSTIN, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is recalling more than 228,000 pounds of Spam and another product made by Minnesota-based Hormel after four consumers complained about metal objects in the food.

Some Leilani Estates residents ordered to evacuate immediately

UPDATE 8:00 p.m.: Hawaii County Civil Defense has ordered Leilani Estates residents on Nohea and Luana streets between Leilani Avenue and Kahukai, and on Kupono Street between Malama Street and Leilani Avenue to evacuate immediately because of fast moving lava from fissure No. 7. Pet-friendly shelters are open at the Pahoa and Keaau community centers, and at Sure Foundation church in Keaau.

Big Island agriculture hit hard by vog

KAILUA-KONA — 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.

County to resume abandoned vehicle pickups on private roads

Relief is on the way for Big Island residents irked by the accumulation of abandoned vehicles along rural roadways.

Some Kalapana-area residents choose to stay until ‘mandatory’ evacuation ordered

KALAPANA — The postman doesn’t come around here anymore and neither do the garbage trucks.

Another access point threatened: More lava entering PGV property, closing in on Highway 132

Another lava flow crossed Pohoiki Road on Saturday, potentially putting Highway 132 in jeopardy.

Ash masks available as lava flows continue

Active lava flows continue in Leilani Estates and near Makenzie State Park, where lava enters the ocean.

School haze: Students, teachers in Pahala cope with ash, vog

Ka‘u High School teacher Aina Akamu gave final exams to his students as they sat on bleachers or the floor of the basketball court in the gym in Pahala.

State briefs for May 26

Telescope protester’s trial on hold

Mauna Lani announces affiliation with Auberge Resorts Collection

KAILUA-KONA — Beginning in October, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel &Bungalows is taking a vacation from being a vacation destination.

Residents asked for feedback on transportation projects

KAILUA-KONA — 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.


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Russ Roberts