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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.
Construction of a permanent federal inspection station at Ellison Onizuka Kona InternationalAirport at Keahole is expected to get underway next spring — and for substantially less than anticipated.
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.
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.”
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As the eruption of Kilauea volcano continues in lower Puna, the uncertainty and ongoing stress can affect the mental health of residents.
For three years now, Braxton Rocha has come to Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park’s annual cultural festival, taking time to help residents and visitors alike connect with local culture.
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.
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.
The eruption on Kilauea’s lower East Rift Zone has covered 6,144 acres in lava and destroyed more than 637 homes since its start May 3, according to Hawaii County Civil Defense.
One person was confirmed dead in an incident in the area of a Painted Church Road addressSaturday, according to the Hawaii Fire Department.
Jeff Keith has been promoted to regional advertising director for the Big Island.