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Here are today’s top West Hawaii news stories compiled by “West Hawaii Today”, published in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
KAILUA-KONA — As lava from the Kilauea eruption continues to decimate property in Puna, insurance companies have placed a freeze on selling insurance in the area.
HILO — Two words are giving some Puna residents who lost their homes to the ongoing Kilauea eruption more anxiety as they try to rebuild their lives — “lava exclusion.”
WAIKOLOA — After spending nearly 39 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, Craig Richard Coley celebrated his first birthday this week at the age of 71 as a free man in Hawaii.
KAILUA-KONA — When Bite Me Sportfishing marketing and sales manager Stephanie Smith started thinking about how she can help those displaced by the ongoing eruption, she knew there was one thing available.
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
Temporary housing for those displaced by Kilauea volcano will be built later this week, with eligible evacuees to move in soon.
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.