West Hawaii News, 12 June 2018

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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.

Lava-related court cases move forward

HILO — Trial has been set in the case of the first individual accused of burglary in Leilani Estates during the current state of emergency due to Kilauea volcano lava.

How to protect yourself from volcanic ash

HAWAII VOLCANO OBSERVATORY — Small explosions that produce ashfall from Kilauea Volcano’s summit are not new. However, the mechanism, vigor, plume heights, and extent of ash fallout from the current explosive activity within Halemaumau are.

Witnesses, video describe chaotic gun scene

HILO — 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.

Workshops for businesses affected by lava planned

In conjunction with the State of Hawaii, the Hawaii County’s American Jobs Center will be conducting rapid response workshops for Hawaii Island residents whose employment status or business operations have been affected by the lava flow.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts