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Here are today’s top West Hawaii news stories from “West Hawaii Today”, published in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Views expressed in this Hawaii News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
HILO — 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.
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.