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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.
Hawaii Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person whose image was captured on a surveillance camera in connection with a forgery investigation.
Moving forward: Modified sheds donated to house evacuees; task force to plan ‘new community’ after 600 homes destroyed
HONOLULU — Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano may be disrupting life in paradise with its bursts of ash and bright-orange lava, but it also has scientists wide-eyed, eager to advance what’s known about volcanoes.
HILO — State elections officials hope to avoid a repeat of 2014, when a natural disaster wreaked havoc on Puna elections and sent a candidate in a tight election to court.
HILO — After almost 12 hours of haggling over a volcano-torched budget, a contentious County Council session ended Wednesday night with the council unable to pass a spending plan.
KAILUA-KONA — Combing through the various color-coded air quality monitoring websites that serve Hawaii Island is a bit like rifling through the scattered pieces of the board game “Sorry!”
KAILUA-KONA — Monty Richards, a fifth-generation kamaaina and guiding force of Kahua Ranch who was known for his leadership in the community, died Monday in San Francisco. He was 88.
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports fissure 8 is very active and producing a large channelized flow that has filled in Kapoho Bay. The lava delta is 1.2 miles wide in the Vacationland area and the flow is expanding northward through Kapoho Beach Lots. The ocean entry is sending a large laze plume into the air along the coastline.
Governor David Ige and Mayor Harry Kim signed a letter of agreement Thursday releasing $12 million to the County of Hawaii to support the county’s response to the active volcanic eruption occurring on the island along the East Rift Zone in Lower Puna.