Hawaii Island News, 06 June 2018

Accessed on 06 June 2018, 1433 UTC, Post #16965.



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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories compiled by the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, published in Hilo, Hawaii.  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Air quality data available online

Hawaii County Civil Defense, the state Department of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency have released an online tool that provides updates on the air quality in volcano-affected areas.

Keck notifies DOH of small oil leak

W.M. Keck Observatory officials on Monday notified the state Department of Health that they detected “a small seepage of oil” from the hydraulic system supporting the Keck I telescope and acted to contain the oil, according to a news release from the observatory.

Ball python found in Hilo

A live snake, tentatively identified as a nonvenomous ball python, was captured this past weekend by Hawaii County workers on the road next to the Hilo landfill.

Waimea man dies in crash

A Waimea man was killed Sunday in a two-vehicle crash on Kawaihae Road near the 64-mile marker.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts