Hawaii Island News, 25 June 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 25 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.

Pele takes control of state parks
Lava Tree State Monument and MacKenzie State Recreation Area “are closed and will likely remain so for a very long time,” the state parks chief saidSundayTribune-Herald.

Eruption and the tourism tumult
When 2018 began, Hawaii Island’s visitor industry was projecting big numbers. But then in May, everything changed. Big Island Video News.

Council members attend counties conference
With lava flows imploding the county budget, there’s a lot to worry about back home. But that hasn’t kept six of the nine County Council members from attending the annual Hawaii State Association of Counties conference, heldThursday through Saturday in Waikiki. West Hawaii Today.

Commentary: State leaders should be planning to help businesses recover
Hawaii County faces a $5 million shortfall for the 2018-19 fiscal year, police Assistant Chief Marshall Kanehailua said in a West Hawaii Today report last week. County overtime is soaring, businesses are selling, stores are closed. Star-Advertiser.

Honolulu construction company to win airport project
Construction of a permanent federal inspection station at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole is expected to get underway next spring – and for substantially less than anticipated. West Hawaii Today.

Officials to discuss risk cesspools pose, gather community feedback
Every day cesspools throughout Hawaii send an excess of harmful nutrients pouring into nearshore ocean waters and threaten to infiltrate the freshwater drinking supply. Hawaii Island is home to tens of thousands of them, representing nearly half of the known cesspools used throughout the state. West Hawaii Today.

Kamehameha Schools signs deal to aid Hawaii species recovery
An agreement between government agencies and a Hawaii private school system aims to protect and aid the recovery of 32 endangered plant and animal species on the Big Island.Hawaii News Now. 

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Russ Roberts