West Hawaii News, 16 June 2018

Accessed on 16 June 2018, 1441 UTC, Post #17032.



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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.

Airlines hope for takeoff in proposed joint venture

KAILUA-KONA — A proposed partnership between Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines would potentially bring more visitors to Hawaii, reduce air fares and generate as many as 4,000 jobs without significantly reducing competition, say the airlines in filings submitted to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

No tsunami threat after 5.3 ‘quake

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports the earthquake that occurred at approximately 12:05 p.m. today was not large enough to cause a tsunami for the Island of Hawaii. There is no tsunami threat for the island of Hawaii.

‘There was a future’: Past Hawaii eruptions provide lesson

HONOLULU — Lava pouring out of a Hawaii volcano burned down Mary Dressler’s home and her town 28 years ago. Now, watching creeping lobes of molten rock slowly wipe out entire neighborhoods over the past month, she has been transported back to those losses.

Recovery aid ready to go

HILO — President Donald Trump approved on Thursday Gov. David Ige’s request for federal individual assistance programs to aid residents affected by the Kilauea eruption, just one day after the request was made.

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Russ Roberts