Hawaii Island News, 07 June 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”,  07 June 2018.

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

Council passes GET-lite
It took a volcanic eruption and a few compromises to convince them, but a majority of County Council members now supports a half-sized version of the previously ill-fated general excise tax surcharge. West Hawaii Today.

Mayor reflects on Kapoho destruction 
In the course of three days, hundreds of homes, farms and vacation rentals in Kapoho became buried under a relentless lava flow that turned lives upside down and erased an entire community from the map, leaving its iconic tide pools and gentle bay to live on in the memories of those who cherished them. Tribune-Herald.

5 weeks of eruptions have drastically changed Big Island landscape
After taking out entire neighborhoods and hundreds of homes in Kapoho, lava continues to reshape the coastline of the Big Island, cascading into the water and forming new land. Hawaii News Now.  Hawaii Public Radio.  Big Island Now.

Psychological fatigue sets in as eruption continues without signs of slowing
Kilauea Volcano has been erupting for more than a month now. Hundreds of homes have been destroyed. But natural disasters leave behind more than just physical damage. Hawaii Public Radio.

Tiny houses offer glimmer of hope, and home, for lava evacuees
As Hawaii County and the state discuss what to do about hundreds of lava evacuees, the first temporary housing project is already being built.Hawaii News Now.  Big Island Video News.

Residents feel safe despite lava but chafe at government controls
Pete Wilson doesn’t like being called a holdout. Like many of his neighbors who continue to live in Leilani Estates subdivision 35 days after lava began threatening and destroying homes there, Wilson is just trying live as close to a normal life as possible with his wife. Star-Advertiser.

Kona clamors for answers on air quality
Confusion, apprehension and frustration, along with a greater-than-capacity crowd, spilled out the open doors of the West Hawaii Civic Center’s County Council Chambers Wednesday night at a meeting to discuss deteriorating air quality in the region. West Hawaii Today.

FWS to prepare draft Programmatic EIS for wind farms
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service intends to prepare a draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement addressing the potential effects of operations and maintenance activities on the endangered Hawaiian hoary bat, Hawaiian goose and Hawaiian petrel at four wind farms in the state, including one in Kau. West Hawaii Today.

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Russ Roberts

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