Hawaii State News Update, Thursday, 31 May 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 31 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.

Lawmaker wants emergency orders to help house lava evacuees
State Rep. Joy San Buenaventura said she believes Gov. David Ige can make it easier for Lower Puna residents displaced by the Kilauea eruption to find emergency housing by issuing two executive orders and allowing “ohana zones.” Star-Advertiser.  Tribune-Herald.

Kim extends state of emergency

Mayor Harry Kim signed a second supplementary emergency proclamation which states that a state of emergency continues to exist due to threat of imminent disaster on Hawaii Island, continuing for 60 days or until further act by the mayor’s office. West Hawaii Today.

Mayor Kim announces change in emergency alert protocol
During the Puna Community Meeting on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at Pahoa High School Cafeteria, Hawai‘i County Mayor Harry Kim told attendees that first responders will no longer go door to door warning residents of the threat of lava flows in the restricted evacuation zone in Leilani Estates Subdivision. Big Island Now.

Lava threatens key escape route, forces evacuations
Police launched a dramatic house-to-house evacuation of the Vacationland and Kapoho Beach Lots subdivisions in Puna early Wednesday morning as fast-moving lava threatened the last route out for residents of those communities. Star-Advertiser  KHON2.

The latest Kilauea eruption updates

Hawaii News Now.  KITV.  Civil Beat.

Half-Ironman race in Kohala will go on
Despite all that lava brings, which includes vog, Raul “Boca” Torres, founder of Boca Hawaii, still plans on bringing about 35 athletes to compete Saturday in the Ironman 70.3 Hawaii on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii island. Star-Advertiser.

Kau residents seeking answers to questions about health concerns
Explosive eruptions at Halemaumau Crater have overwhelmed Kau neighborhoods on the Big Island for weeks, and residents in the area say more needs to be done to inform them about how the emissions are affecting them. Hawaii News Now.

Lava scientists’ drone guides lost resident through jungle
Lost in a jungle, surrounded by lava and guided to safety by a drone flying overhead. It wasn’t a futuristic high-tech movie, but the scene in Leilani Estates Sunday after a resident got “trapped at their residence” on Luana Street. Star-Advertiser.  Maui Now.  Tribune-Herald. 

Don’t Call Him A Bounty Hunter

“A fugitive recovery agent finds and apprehends clients who have failed to go to court, have failed to turn themselves in, or the contact information we have for them is no longer valid. We do not carry guns or other weapons. We do have pepper spray, but that’s normally used as a defensive tactic”…read more.

2019 county budget approved
The Maui County Council approved a $758.3 million county budget for fiscal year 2019 on Tuesday. Maui News.

UH Maui professor selected for 2018 Omidyar Fellows Program
Kapa Oliveira, a professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa from Waiohuli, Maui has been selected for the 2018 Omidyar Fellowship Program. The program seeks to cultivate the conditions in which Hawaii thrives by equipping mid-career leaders with the skills and cross-sector relationships necessary to collectively affect societal change. Maui Now.

North Shore residents seeking balance as they rebuild
Residents on Kauai’s North Shore don’t want life to go back to the way it was before the April floods, instead they’d like to see a more even mix between locals and tourists. Garden Island.

County rolls out transportation, waste collection updates for flood affected
The Kauai Emergency Management agency released a wealth of updated information on Wednesday for Kauai residents affected by severe flooding in April. Hawaii News Now.

Local lumber could offer housing solution
Tiny homes tucked into backyards of existing houses could be the answer to Hawaii’s housing crisis. And as Kauai’s flooding and the volcanic activity on Hawaii Island are adding more people to an already difficult statewide housing situation, one University of Hawaii student is looking at invasive albizia trees to help. Garden Island. 

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts
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