Hawaii Island News, evening update, 08 June 2018

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“Hawaii News Now”, 08 June 2018.

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Here are the latest Hawaii Island news headlines for Friday evening, 08 July 2018 compiled by “Hawaii News Now” via https://feedly.com.  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.




Saint-Germain Bakery announces plans to close its doors

Bad news for bread lovers: Saint-Germain Bakery is closing its doors.
Eager fans line up more than 24 hours before Bruno Mars concert tickets go on sale

Tickets for the highly anticipated Bruno Mars concert in Hawaii don’t go on sale until Saturday morning, but eager fans began lining up at Aloha Stadium more than 24 hours prior.
5.2-magnitude quake strikes near Kilauea summit, but no tsunami threat

A 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck near the summit of Kilauea on Friday morning, but there was no tsunami threat, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.


Debate underway about future of Puna geothermal plant

State Sen. Russell Ruderman believes there’s no future for the Puna Geothermal Venture — or any geothermal energy — in Hawaii.
Governor signs bill aimed at constructing 1,600 new affordable units

Gov. David Ige has signed a bill aimed at increasing the production of affordable rental housing in Hawaii.
As vigorous eruptions continue, some evacuees allowed to return home

Hawaii County Civil Defense agency officials are allowing some Leilani Estates evacuees to return home.
Singapore Postcard: Double trouble and media frenzy

The small island nation of Singapore, which prides itself on law and order, is feeling the pressure of more than 3,000 members of the press arriving for a historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
There are 24 fissures in Puna. Only one is spitting out 26,000 gallons of lava per second

Twenty-four fissures have opened up in Leilani Estates since eruptions started May 3, but none have been more active than fissure no. 8.
Repairs continue at one of Kauai’s most visited spots — and so does a plan to limit access

Haena State Park — one of Kauai’s most visited sites — remains closed due to significant damage caused by the historic flooding, and there’s still no word on when it will reopen. The flood waters caused major erosion at Kee Beach, and the world renowned Kalalau Trail is closed and blocked off. At the same time, a new master plan for the park is being considered to cut down on the overcrowding of
Hundreds of evacuees turn to central hub for housing, food aid

Last week, Kathy Morgan’s home in Leilani Estate was swallowed by a 30-foot wall of lava.
Worried, hopeful and wary: Neighbors await Kim-Trump summit

Worried, hopeful and wary: Asian neighbors await Kim-Trump summit.
Don’t be alarmed if you hear emergency sirens blaring on Oahu next week

Next week, emergency siren testing will take place outside of the usual first workday of the month.
Planning to hike Diamond Head? Ditch the tux and the heels, officials say

Diamond Head Summit Trail is one of the most popular destinations on Oahu, especially in summer months.
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Russ Roberts
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