Hawaii Island News, 18 June 2018

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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories from the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, published in Hilo, Hawaii. Views expressed in this Hawaii News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

New courthouse spurs office moves

Prosecutors, public defenders and the Department of Public Safety are working to establish roots in Kailua-Kona as construction of the Kona Judiciary Complex comes into its final stages.

More lava loiterers cited

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources on Saturday released a list of 12 people cited by officers of Division of Conservation Resources and Enforcement for loitering in areas closed by lava since Gov. David Ige issued a supplemental proclamation making such offenses punishable by up to a year in jail and a $5,000 fine.

Air Guard keeping restricted airspace safe

With no end to the lower East Rift Zone eruption of Kilauea volcano apparent, much of lower Puna isstill under temporary flight restriction status. That means only authorized aircraft are legally allowed to fly in theairspace.

TMT back in court

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.

Shelters keep pets, owners together

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.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts