Hawaii Island News update, 11 June 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 11 June 2018.

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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news headlines from “Hawaii Business Magazine”, published in Honolulu, Hawaii. Views expressed in this new summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Emissions from fissure double, prompting new air quality concerns
Measurements taken over the weekend show that gas emissions from the fissure have nearly doubled, possibly indicating an increase in the outbreak’s eruption rate. Hawaii News Now. Star-Advertiser.

More micro-housing units planned for evacuees

One man who helped spearhead the micro-unit project is committing to adding another 30 units on an undeveloped piece of the same property owned by Sacred Heart Church in Pahoa town.Star-Advertiser. Tribune-Herald.
 Big Island Video News.

National park’s closure, drop in visitors hurt Volcano businesses
Park spokeswoman Jessica Ferracane said the closure of the park, which has gone on for 30 days as of Saturday, has so far cost Hawaii Island more than $12.3 million in visitor spending — park visitors last year spent $455,000 each day at Big Island businesses, not counting park entrance fees. Tribune-Herald.

Witness speaks at preliminary hearing for alleged Leilani shooter
A 36-year-old Pahoa man who faced down the barrel of a handgun that fired at least two gunshots in lava-ravaged Leilani Estates on May 29 testified he was “afraid for his life” during the incident. Tribune-Herald.

Lava flow impacts coastal waters and marine life
The impact the lava flowing into the ocean on Hawaii island has on coastal waters and marine life. The eruption on Hawaii island has destroyed entire neighborhoods and forever changed the lives of hundreds of people. But have you ever stopped to wonder how it is affecting the ocean and marine life? KHON2.

How Kilauea strengthened King Kamehameha’s rise
The man who unified the Hawaiian islands under one Chief began his conquests on the island of Hawaii. A look at how Kilauea’s explosive eruption in 1790 may have advanced Kamehameha’s cause.  Hawaii Public Radio.

Police say changes made after evidence in high profile cases compromised
The safety and integrity of collected police evidence has been called into question as reports of lost and stolen evidence from storage lockers have come to light. West Hawaii Today. 

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts