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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.
The eruption along Kilauea volcano’s lower East Rift Zone that started May 3 continued with fissure No. 8continuing its vigorous production of lava late Sunday, according to Hawaii County Civil Defense.
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.
A single-story wood-frame home was destroyed by fire Sunday morning in Nanawale Estates.
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.
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.
The ongoing eruption on Kilauea’s lower East Rift Zone has displaced a few thousand people and altered thelandscape. For farmers and ranchers in the area, it’s also taken away their livelihood.
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.