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Here are today’s top West Hawaii news stories from “West Hawaii Today”, published in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correpondents.
KAILUA-KONA — A brush fire sparked in South Kohala near the Mauna Lani resort earlier this week has been contained after consuming 52 acres of land, officials confirmed Friday.
Lava destroyed three more houses in Kapoho Beach Lots this week, according to Hawaii County.
KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii County is asking two companies to hold their bid prices for the Lono Kona sewer project until the U.S. Department of Agriculture approves the awarding of a contract.
KAUPULEHU — As West Hawaii moves into the future, local business leaders say it’s crucial the state and region use its resources and look for opportunities to grow, cultivate and launch the industries of tomorrow, including those that literally shoot for the moon.
HILO — A one-quarter-percent surcharge will be added to the general excise tax in Hawaii County starting Jan. 1, following action Friday by the County Council.
Efforts to rescue animals stranded in lava zones are still underway in lower Puna.
Roman V. Andryushkin, 43, of Russia was cited after being contacted while in a closed disaster area near the Nanawale Forest Reserve and Lava Tree State Park Thursday.
KAILUA-KONA — The eruption in the lower East Rift Zone continued Friday with no significant change during the day prior, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists report.
HILO — The Hawaii County Council on Friday passed a one-quarter percent surcharge to the general excise tax.
KAILUA-KONA — Fire officials are investigating the cause of a Thursday morning fire that destroyed a home in Pahoa.