West Hawaii News, Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Accessed on 29 May 2018, 1432 UTC, Post #16907.



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Here are today’s top West Hawaii news stories from “West Hawaii Today”, published in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Democrats elect lobbyist Lopez as new chairwoman

WAIKOLOA — Hawaii’s Democrats elected lobbyist Kealii Lopez as their new chairwoman for the next two years Sunday, dealing a blow to the more liberal or “progressive” wing of the party.

Not forced to leave, some Kalapana-area residents choosing to stay until ordered otherwise

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.

Fissure 24 opens

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported this morning that a new fissure 24 opened. It is between Kupono and Nohea Street in Leilani Estates and is not threatening any structures at this time.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts
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