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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.
Major Jeff Hickman has had nine days off since May 7. Every other day, Hickman said, has been spent managing public and media access to the lower Puna eruption zone in his capacity asHawaii National Guard public affairs officer.
The Hawaii Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in an appeal that could determine whether an embattled multi-nation telescope project can be built on a mountain Native Hawaiians consider sacred or have to move to a backup site in Spain’s Canary Islands that’s less desirable to scientists hoping to use the instrument for groundbreaking discoveries.
As the reality of the county’s budget crisis sank in Thursday, Mayor Harry Kim held an emergency Cabinet meeting seeking $5 million in cuts, and the Salary Commission voted to postpone discussion of a new round of top officials’ raises until August.
Hawaii Island residents will have only one volcano to worry about. At least for now. The U.S. Geological Survey lowered the alert level for Mauna Loa on Thursday from “advisory” to “normal” asseismic activity returns to background levels.
The maternal aunt of a 9-year-old Hilo girl who allegedly was starved to death by her parents and maternalgrandmother has been granted permission to represent the girl’s estate.
Police arrested a 36-year-old woman for allegedly residing in an unfinished home in Leilani Estates.
More students will get assistance with education costs after legislation expanding the Hawaii Promisescholarship program was signed by Gov. David Ige earlier this month.
Police are investigating a missing 48-year-old Puna man who allegedly illegally entered a lava evacuation zone.
It ain’t over till it’s over. Baseball great Yogi Berra’s famous quote could well apply to the general excise tax hike in Hawaii County, whichis coming back in a special June 29 County Council meeting, just one day shy of the state-imposed deadline topass it.
A Hawaii Electric Light Co. spokeswoman says power has been restored after a tree was removed from transmission lines in Ainaloa.