Hawaii Island News, 26 June 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 26 June 2018.

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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island new stories from “Hawaii Business Magazine”, published in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Views expressed in this post are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Toll of homes destroyed climbs to 657
Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency reported Monday that 657 homes have been destroyed by the massive volcanic flow that began May 3 in Lower Puna and has since covered 6,164 acres with lava. Star-Advertiser.

Ige seeks to open spot for viewing ongoing eruption and lava flows
The ideal site to safely witness the ongoing Kilauea eruption may not even be close to the source in Hawaii island’s vast Puna district, Gov. David Ige said MondayStar-Advertiser. KHON2.

Kilauea helicopter tours booked solid

The Kilauea Eruption on the Big Island has carved a path of destruction in Pahoa but business is booming for tour companies offering an up-close view of the lava flow. Hawaii Public Radio.

State ready to offer financial support when Hawaii County asks
Lawmakers repeatedly offered help to Hawaii County officials, including Mayor Harry Kim, but the Kim administration still hasn’t asked the Legislature for a specific package of financial support, House Finance Chairwoman Sylvia Luke said. Star-Advertiser.

NASA satellites assisting eruption first responders
Multiple NASA and partner satellites in-orbit around Earth have helped provide key information on eruption patterns and atmospheric impacts of the Kilauea eruption.KITV.

Eruption has wrecked Jaggar Museum
The once bustling center overlooking the Kilauea caldera is now empty, covered in ash, with cracks and fractures throughout. “On the inside, there’s pretty severe damage,” said Jessica Ferracane, National Volcanoes National Park spokeswoman.Hawaii News Now.

Lava channel transports “lava boats”

Geologists captured this time-lapse video of the perched lava channel issuing from Fissure 8 on Kilauea’s lower East Rift Zone on SaturdayWest Hawaii Today.

Hanabusa wants Puna residents to vote
Congresswoman and candidate for Hawaii governor Colleen Hanabusa is calling for “immediate action to protect Puna residents’ voting rights”, and to avoid the sort of disaster-related upheaval she witnessed in 2014, in the wake of Hurricane Iselle, during her run for U.S. Senate. Big Island Video News.

Ruggles withdraws from race
Puna Councilwoman Jen Ruggles has withdrawn her candidacy for re-election, leaving two political newcomers as the voters’ choice for the District 5 council seat. West Hawaii Today.

$95M Kailua-Kona development set for completion in 2020
Dignitaries and business representatives scooped the first shovel fulls of dirt at the groundbreaking ceremony for Niumalu Marketplace, a new commercial development in the heart of Kailua-Kona. West Hawaii Today. 

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts

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