Hawaii Island News, 06 July 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 06 July 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.

Ige signing bill that bodes well for Banyan Drive, Kanoelehua lessees
Gov. David Ige will visit Hilo today to sign a redevelopment bill intended to revitalize Banyan Drive and the Kanoelehua Industrial Area. Tribune-Herald.

Only 4 homes remain in Kapoho as eruptions continue on the Big Island
Fissures 8 and 22 remained active Thursday, oozing into Leilani Estates and feeding flows headed to the sea. Civil defense officials say that 46 more homes have been destroyed by lava this week, leaving only four homes standing in Kapoho. At last check, 671 homes have been destroyed by the destructive rivers of lava. Hawaii News Now.

Safety the biggest hurdle to creating lava viewing site
Hawaii County is continuing to pursue a site for a lava viewing area, but overflows from the fissure 8 channel and other hazards are presenting challenges. Tribune-Herald.

State looks to open Pahoa polling place
With the eruption in lower Puna settling into a fairly consistent pattern, state elections officials are considering opening a polling place for Pahoa on primary election day. Tribune-Herald.

Lava hampers Big Island electricity
One of the many impacts of the ongoing lava eruption on the Big Island is on the supply of electricity. Hawaii Public Radio.

Lake Waiau remains full
Lake Waiau’s water levels remain robust almost five years after it nearly disappeared amid years of drought. West Hawaii Today.

DHHL set to change access trail to Green Sands beach
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is moving forward with an  11,000-acre management plan to replace rutted dirt roads crisscrossing the 2.5-mile distance to popular Green Sands beach with a pedestrian path and emergency access road. Civil Beat. 

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts