West Hawaii News, 17 June 2018

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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 Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Making memories

KAILUA-KONA — As a child, Caleb Milliken built a birdhouse with his father. Today, he recalls the deep sense of pride he got from an experience that has stuck with him over the years.

Paw patrol

HILO — 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.

Explosion launches gasses, ash Saturday morning

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported an explosive event happened at Halemaumau Crater at 10:22 this morning. The explosion had the energy of a 5.3 magnitude earthquake. Fissure 8 in the lower East Rift Zone remains very active with 170 foot tall lava fountains. This activity means volcanic gas emissions remain very high. Winds are expected to continue to bring vog to the central, southern and western parts of Hawaii Island.

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.

Here to help

Hundreds of displaced Puna residents visited a Disaster Recovery Center at Keaau High School Friday to apply for assistance in rebuilding their lives.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts