Accessed on 17 June 2018, 1348 UTC, Post #17038.
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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.
HILO — The public will have two opportunities to weigh in on a proposed quarter-percent increase to the general excise tax before the County Council takes its final vote Tuesday.
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.
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.
KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii’s next governor will face a host of challenges but where the Big Island is concerned, one issue stands a literal mountain above the rest.