Hawaii Island News, 12 June 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 12 June 2018.

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

Family Business Experts Lead Conversation About Transferring Leadership
Ken Gilbert & Laurie Foster are partners at Business Consulting Resources, which advises family businesses on a wide range of issues – including the often treacherous evolution from one generation of leadership to the next. The two will lead a discussion about the transferring of leadership to the next generation at this Thursday’s Family Business Forum luncheon. Registration ends tomorrowRegister today!

FEMA officials assess eruption damage
The number of homes claimed by lava is now believed to be as high as 700 as vigorous eruptions on the Big Island continue. Hawaii News Now. Star-Advertiser. Tribune-Herald.

VIDEO: county, FEMA Hold press conference on eruption
FEMA regional administrator Robert Fenton joined Mayor Harry Kim for a media conference in Hilo on MondayBig Island Video News.

Hawaiian Airlines to cut back Big Island flights
Hawaiian Airlines is trimming its schedule for Hilo and Kona by a total of three daily round-trip flights beginning next month. Star-Advertiser.Tribune-Herald. KHON2.

Alleged lava-burglar pleads not guilty
Trial has been set in the case of the first individual accused of burglary in Leilani Estates during the current state of emergency because of Kilauea volcano lava. Tribune-Herald.

UH Hilo continues USGS research assistance
UH Hilo has been lending a hand to USGS scientists by providing real time chemistry analysis of lava samples. KHON2.

Vog increases need for classroom AC
The last weeks of the school year were hard on some Big Island schools, and there’s concern about what will happen when they reopenAugust 6Civil Beat.

Pro baseball player raises relief funds
A GoFundMe account established in May by St. Louis Cardinals second baseman and Hilo native Kolten Wong has raised nearly $75,000 toward its $200,000 disaster relief goal in the month since eruption activity began in lower Puna.Tribune-Herald.

Prospective Governors, Lt. Governors to visit Kailua-Kona Friday
Candidates for Hawaii’s highest office are headed to Kailua-Kona this week for a forum in advance of the gubernatorial primary scheduled for Aug. 11West Hawaii Today.

Waimea to host candidate forum for Governor and Lt. Governor
The Waimea Community Association is co-hosting a candidate forum for Governor and Lt. Governor on Thursday, June 14, 2018, from 5 to 8 p.m. Big Island Now.

Candidate list set: Election already won for 4 candidates
Two Hawaii County Council members and two Big Island statehouse incumbents cruised to early victory this week when no candidates filed to oppose them. West Hawaii Today.

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts