Hawaii Island News, 13 June 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 13 June 2018.

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

Kilauea summit eruptions falling into a rhythm
Large earthquakes and steam explosions at the summit of Kilauea have been occurring on an almost daily basis in the past few days, with one happening approximately 24 hours after the next, and scientists say the activity is in fact following a “fairly reliable pattern.” Hawaii News Now.

Lava flow has created at least 250 acres of new land in Kapoho
Geologists issued the new estimate Tuesday, saying the delta created by several active flows cascading into the ocean is at least 1 1/2-miles across. Hawaii News Now.

County calls info from businesses in search for solutions to patch economy
Last week, the Hawaii County Department of Research and Development collected reports from businesses affected by the eruption in any way, from a lack of business or a loss of wares or property. While the data from the reports still need to be analyzed, the effects are wide-ranging. Tribune-Herald.

Latest Kilauea eruption updates
Reports from whats happening on different eruption fronts. KITV.
USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientist Jim Kauahikaua video. Big Island Video News.
Shifting winds could spread vog to Hilo.

Tensions in shelter camp rising
A growing number of people who were homeless or living in unstable situations before the volcano disaster have joined the makeshift community.Star-Advertiser.

As eruptions continue, land swap eyed for hundreds of evacuees
Supporters say in simplest terms, it’s a state land swap. But they prefer to call it a relocation plan. State Sen. Russell Ruderman, of Puna, says with 500 to 1,000 people suddenly homeless on the Big Island, out-of-the-box solutions are needed.Hawaii News Now.

Aunt of girl who starved to death sues state, family
The maternal aunt of a 9-year-old Hilo girl allegedly starved to death almost two years ago by her parents and maternal grandmother has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the state, the girl’s parents and her maternal grandmother.Star-Advertiser. Tribune-Herald.
Hawaii News Now. KHON2.

Ethics Board OKs sole-source contract
The Board of Ethics on Tuesday cleared a retired county employee to hold a county contract overseeing a project replacing the county’s problematic online building permit application system. West Hawaii Today.

State investigating dairy wastewater discharge
DOH spokeswoman Janice Okubo said Clean Water Branch staff conducted an investigation into the wastewater discharges that happened between May 6 and 9, and are evaluating that information before any determinations are made regarding next steps. Tribune-Herald.

Demand for solar power takes big jump
The number of photovoltaic permits issued in Hawaii County nearly tripled in May despite Kilauea Volcano erupting and thousands of people evacuating their homes on the east side of the island. Star-Advertiser. 

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts