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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.
KAILUA-KONA — Lake Waiau’s water levels remain ample almost five years after it nearly disappeared amid years of drought.
The eruption on Kilauea’s lower East Rift Zone continues to consume the few remaining homes in Kapoho Beach Lots.
Steel plates placed over hot ground cracks on Highway 130 are holding up, but the state Department of Transportation is having heat-resistant concrete made just in case the situation changes.
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.
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.
Gov. David Ige will visit Hilo today to sign a redevelopment bill intended to revitalize Banyan Drive and the Kanoelehua Industrial Area.
Police named two men as suspects in an armed Orchidland home invasion that occurred Tuesday morning.
A brief look at stories from throughout the state.
CORRECTION: The U.S. Geological Survey said on Twitter the high levels of sulfur dioxide, between 35,000 and 45,000 tons per day, is occurring at the lower East Rift Zone and not at the volcano’s summit. The HVO website noted: “Sulfur dioxide emissions from the volcano’s summit have dropped to levels that are about half those measured prior to the onset of the current episode of eruptive activity.” The Tribune-Herald regrets the error.
While potential visitors to the Big Island might be scared off by the Kilauea eruption, an upcoming marketing campaign suggests it might now be the perfect time to visit the island.