Hawaii Island News, 09 July 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 09 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.

Challenger candidates seek incumbent face time
Challengers in some Hawaii Island political races say the public is missing out on the back-and-forth of debates and candidate forums because the incumbents are no-shows. West Hawaii Today.

Eruption affected residents can register and vote at Pahoa Community Center
The Pahoa Community Center will open as a polling place on primary election day, Aug. 11, to allow residents hardest hit by the ongoing Kilauea eruption to register and vote on the same day. Star-Advertiser.

Puna Geothermal Venture faces challenges amid uncertainty
As a Puna geothermal plant enters its third month of a lava-triggered shutdown, its parent company affirmed its commitment to re-opening the facility and has told the 30 full-time workers they will remain on the payroll for at least a year.Star-Advertiser.

Community watches anxiously as lava closes in on Puna charter school
Lava flows from fissures 8 and 22 continue to pump lava in Puna, claiming several homes in Kapoho, and Susie Osbourne, the founder of Kua O Ka La Public Charter School, fears her school may be next. Hawaii News Now.

Lack of rain hurting coffee crop
While most of East Hawaii is seeing a wetter-than-average year so far, much of West Hawaii is parched. That’s particularly true for the Kona coffee belt – potentially bad news for this year’s coffee crop. Tribune-Herald.

Laaloa Avenue area residents one step closer to having a park of their own
A final environmental assessment with a finding of no significant impact for the long-planned project was published Sunday in the July 8 edition of the Office of Environmental Quality Control’s twice-a-month Environmental Notice.West Hawaii Today. 

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts