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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories compiled by the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, published in Hilo, Hawaii. Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
The public will have two opportunities to weigh in on a proposed quarter-percent increase to the general excisetax before the County Council takes its final vote Tuesday.
The saga of the Thirty Meter Telescope will return to the state Supreme Court this week as oral arguments areheld for the project’s land use permit.
More than a month after volcanic activity began disrupting life in lower Puna, teams are still striving to rescue animals that remain in the lava zones.
Curiosity was getting the better of Monster Cat at the Keaau Armory as the hefty black-and-white cat explored his new home on a warm afternoon earlier this month — walking freely through the grass, slinking through tight spaces, meowing loudly at his human, Bridget Allen, as he passed. His feline brethren was roaming, too.
As a child, Caleb Milliken built a birdhouse with his father. Today, he recalls the deep sense ofpride he got from an experience that has stuck with him over the years.
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported an explosive eruption at Kilauea’s summit Saturday morning.
Hundreds of displaced Puna residents visited a Disaster Recovery Center at Keaau High School Friday to apply for assistance in rebuilding their lives.
A Hilo grand jury on Wednesday indicted four men in unrelated cases — two allegedly involving firearms in a lava zone, one involving police gunfire in Puna and one regarding an alleged sex assault at a Hilo hotel.
The eruption on Kilauea’s lower East Rift Zone has covered 9.2 square miles and added 320 acres to the shoreline in Kapoho as of Friday.
The state Public Utilities Commission says it has authorized Hawaii Electric Light Co. to expedite selection of new renewable energy projects due to the loss Puna Geothermal Venture.