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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories from the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, published in Hilo, Hawaii. Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
During a blessing of 20 small shelters for those displaced by the Kilauea eruption, Hope Services CEO Brandee Menino said it’s hard to put a price tag on the value of all the donated supplies and labor for the first transitional village.
Known by many as “the hub,” a grassroots supply distribution center started by Pu‘uhonua o Puna has become a lifeline for many affected by the Kilauea eruption in lower Puna.
If the lights by the window shake, it’s a magnitude 3. If the water sloshes out of the catchment tank, it’s a magnitude 5.
A project that will increase teaching space at Kealakehe Elementary School is moving closer to fruition. However, the $12 million needed to start work on the new classroom building as projected in December 2020 has yet to be appropriated, said Sherie Char, a communications specialist with the state Department of Education.
Mother accused of abandoning newborn baby
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.
KAILUA-KONA — Two soldiers are back on duty after being injured during MK19 automatic grenade launcher training Wednesday at Pohakuloa Training Area, officials confirmed Friday.
Efforts to rescue animals stranded in lava zones are still underway in lower Puna.
Independence Day will blast off with the return of Hilo Bay Blast on Wednesday.
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.