Hawaii Island News, 10 July 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 10 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.

Number of homes destroyed in eruption continues to climb
Hawaii County officially confirmed Monday what had long been presumed true: At least 700 homes have been destroyed since May 3 by lava from Kilauea. Tribune-Herald.

Lava chokes open space land
The ongoing lava flow has swallowed most of a $2.7 million parcel the county is buying for open space. About two-thirds of the 284-acre parcel in Vacationland, currently in escrow, has been inundated, said county Property Manager Hamana Ventura. West Hawaii Today.

Kilauea’s heat triggering mass amounts of acid rain
Intense, hot air from the ongoing Kilauea eruption, combined with a drop in tradewinds, triggered 9.22 inches of rain containing sulfur dioxide to drench an isolated portion of the lower East Rift Zone in the 24 hours that ended at 8 Monday morning. Star-Advertiser.

Kau Learning Academy charter revoked
The Hawaii State Public Charter School Commission voted to revoke the charter for Ka’u Learning Academy, amid criminal and ethics investigations into the school’s founder. Hawaii News Now. Tribune-Herald. Civil Beat. Big Island Video News. KHON2.

From plaques to peanuts: Council members report gifts
Gift disclosure forms are required to be filed by June 30 each year, according to county code. County officials are required to report gifts valued at more than $100 from a single source.West Hawaii Today.

Waipio Valley residents concerned as mysterious illness kills wild horses
When a wild horse wandered onto Big Island taro farmer Brad Mock Chew’s property in Waipio Valley, he was shocked by what he saw. The animal could barely walk. “Their back hooves are splayed almost like a crab,” Chew said. “Just for them to get up and move it takes a lot of effort.”Hawaii News Now. 

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Russ Roberts