Hawaii Island News, 21 June 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 21 June 2018,

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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories compiled by “Hawaii Business Magazine”, published in Honolulu, Hawaii. Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Latest: Eruption update
More than 1,000 Big Isle residents affected by Kilauea eruption register with FEMA. Star-Advertiser. Big Island Video News.   Hawaii News Now.

Hopes that lava viewing will spur tourism
Hawaii County officials continue to look for a safe way for the public to see firsthand the 2,000-degree river of lava racing 8 miles to the sea – a lava viewing platform that Gov. David Ige hopes would boost Hawaii island tourism. Star-Advertiser.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to host free events amid eruptions
While most of the site is closed, park officials are offering several cultural programs, guided hikes and other events ranging in location from Kau to Hilo. Rangers are now offering several free programs for visitors at the park’s Kahuku Unit, Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus, and the Mokupapapa Discovery Center in Hilo.  Hawaii News Now.

Eruption racks up police OT
About $1 million has been redirected within the Hawaii Police Department to cover overtime hours piling up as lava continues to flow in Puna.West Hawaii Today.

Eruption takes toll on mental health
For many of the evacuees, mental health care may be secondary to the immediate struggle for basic needs such as food and shelter. But with no end in sight, social services providers are expecting the life-changing event will take a huge toll on the long-term health of Puna residents, many of whom feel hopelessness and despair.Star-Advertiser.

HDOH advises building clean air rooms 
At an informational meeting Wednesday night in the Konawaena Elementary School cafeteria, Hawaii Department of Health officials continued to push the best solution the state has for dealing with vog and the harmful particulate matter it contains — simply stay inside. West Hawaii Today.

TMT in front of Hawaii Supreme Court
Justices will hear arguments today from lawyers representing telescope builders and lawyers representing opponents. A decision isn’t expected immediately. Associated Press.

Bill mandates government tells truth 
The Hawaii County Council is considering a bill that would change the ethics code to state that officers and employees of the county government “shall be truthful.” Big Island Video News.

Nearly $2M headed to solar thermal desalination plant
The funds will be coming to the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority as part of a U.S. Department of Energy program funding efforts to improve desalination technologies using solar power. West Hawaii Today.

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts