Hawaii Island News, 22 June 2018

Accessed on 22 June 2018, 1425 UTC, Post #17071.



Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.


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.


Guardsman reflects on time spent in eruption zone

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.

TMT arguments center around Amano’s membership to ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center

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.

Mauna Loa alert level lowered

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.

Back again: GET to be heard June 29

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.

For the latest Hawaii Island, West Hawaii, Hawaii State, and local sports news, please check the blog sidebar and links.  These news feeds are updated daily. Thanks for joining us today.
Until next time,
Russ Roberts