Hawaii Island News, 27 June 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 27 June 2018.

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

County weighs how to adapt and move forward with ongoing eruption
As the lower Puna eruption continues, the county is evaluating ways to safely reopen roads in the area and even allow people to view the lava. Tribune-Herald.

Puna residents set up refugee center
With no end to the eruption in sight, the Hub serves up food, supplies, hot showers, massages and a chance to talk story. Civil Beat.

Pahoa women provide comfort and support to neighbors
The Bodacious Women of Pahoa are living up to their name by running a relief center and other services for Puna eruption affected residents.Star-Advertiser.

Ige announces disaster unemployment insurance for Hawaii county
The U.S. Department of Labor has given the State of Hawaii permission to offer Disaster Unemployment Assistance as part of the joint state-federal response to the ongoing volcanic eruption. Maui Now.

Inouye, Kimball face off for state seat
Incumbent state Sen. Lorraine Inouye and challenger Heather Kimball faced off Mondaynight in a wide-ranging forum touching on repairing the Big Island’s post-eruption economy, shortages of doctors and teachers, cesspools, money in politics and making government more efficient. West Hawaii Today.

UH Hilo to merge curriculums into new program
The University of Hawaii at Hilo will establish a new academic college when the Division of Natural Sciences, School of Nursing and Department of Kinesiology and Exercise Sciences merge to become the College for Natural and Health Sciences on July 1Tribune-Herald.

Hilo Farmers Market makes progress to comply with codes
New tarp-tent structures were installed on the produce side of Hilo Farmers Market. The new tarps are fire-retardant and comply with the county’s standards for temporary structures in the Special Management Area where the popular open-air market operates. Tribune-Herald. 

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Russ Roberts