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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 29 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.
Journalists get first glimpses at Kilauea summit since eruption began
Halemaumau Crater at the Kilauea summit is double its former size and continuing to expand at a rate unseen in modern times, according to scientists who accompanied journalists to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Star-Advertiser.Tribune-Herald. Big Island Video News. KHON2.KITV. PHOTOS: Hawaii News Now.
Tourism drop-off raises concerns
Tourism numbers were up statewide in May, but the Hawaii island market is finally showing the softening that the visitor industry has been dreading since the Kilauea eruption began May 3. Star-Advertiser. West Hawaii Today.
Tallying a growing cost of the eruption
Taxpayers have spent nearly $10 million, not counting damage to roads and parks. The value of private property lost, damaged or isolated is $372 million. Civil Beat.
Senate passes Hirono provision to help volcano-impacted farmers
Sen. Mazie Hirono successfully included a provision in the 2018 Senate Farm Bill that would allow volcano-impacted farmers to retroactively apply for coverage under the Non-insured Crop Assistance Program. Big Island Now.
Police: Persistent claims about looting are mostly just rumors
During Tuesday night’s community meeting at Pahoa High School cafeteria about the ongoing lava emergency, the subject of looting in lower Puna arose. Police Maj. Samuel Jelsma, the Puna District commander, was present at the meeting and told the Tribune-Herald on Wednesdaypolice have received “a lot of rumors of that type of stuff going on.” Tribune-Herald.
Mental health impacts become more apparent as eruption continues
The state health department is staffing shelters and opening clinics to help people affected by the disaster. Civil Beat.
Gag order overturned in case of child who died in foster care
The Hawaii Supreme Court on Thursdayoverturned a Family Court’s ruling that prohibited the Kailua-Kona parents of a toddler boy, who died last year while in foster care, from speaking about the case. West Hawaii Today.
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