Hawaii Island News, 25 June 2018

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

Slaying shocks South Kona neighborhood

Police identified the man who was fatally shot after an altercation in South Kona Sunday, and said two other parties involved in the reported murder and attempted murder are in custody.

State parks chief: ‘Pele is in control now’

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 said Sunday. “Pele is in control now,” state Parks Division Administrator Curt Cottrell said in a written statement. “She already reclaimed Kalapana State Park back in 1990 and may well decide to perform substantial makeovers to Lava Tree and/or MacKenzie.”

Church gives families affected by lava a day to unwind

The eruption may have been not much more than 2 miles away. But it was out of the minds of those attending the Family Fun Day on Saturday at Puna Baptist Church, which organized the event to give families impacted by the volcano a much-needed break.

Six council members in Waikiki while budget issues mount back home

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 taking a few days off for the annual Hawaii State Association of Counties conference, held Thursday through Saturday in Waikiki.

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Russ Roberts