Hawaii Island News, 28 June 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 28 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.

Puna residents complain of squatters, looters and thieves
Looting and squatting in vacant houses is a growing problem in some of the Puna neighborhoods that have been evacuated and closed off to the public because of the Kilauea eruption, according to area residents. Star-Advertiser.

County mulls housing options for lava evacuees as grassroots efforts continue
During public meetings in Pahoa, Hawaii County officials have mostly been vague about what a housing plan for those displaced by the Kilauea eruption might look like. Tribune-Herald.

Ige’s comments create confusion over possible lava viewing site
Gov. David Ige said at a news conference Mondaythat a much-discussed lava viewing area might be built outside of the Puna district – comments that were clarified Wednesday by Ige’s staff.Tribune-Herald.

Lava expands South along shoreline
Fissure 8 continues to be very active, feeding the lava channel flowing into the ocean in Kapoho.Star-Advertiser. Hawaii Public Radio.

Robots collect data from Kilauea flow
Using unmanned technology, scientists have the rare opportunity to study the effects of lava entering the ocean, the plume it creates and the interactions of the lava and seawater directly from the surface of the ocean. Big Island Now.

Abandoned vehicle bill gets big green light from commission
A bill authorizing the county to pick up abandoned vehicles on private roads soon will be back before the County Council after a unanimous endorsement Wednesday by the Environmental Management Commission. West Hawaii Today.

Hilo to host LGBTQ festival
“Love Activates” is the theme for Saturday’sHawaii Island LGBTQ Pride Parade and Festival in Hilo. Tribune-Herald. 

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Russ Roberts