Hawaii Island News, 11 July 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 11 July 2018.

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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news headlines from “Hawaii Business Magazine”, published in Honolulu, Hawaii. Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Army plans to remove Quonset huts
The Army plans to demolish nearly 100 World War II-era Quonset huts at Pohakuloa Training Area on Hawaii island – a potential loss of iconic structures that historians are lamenting. Star-Advertiser.

Kim: Don’t bar building in lava zone
Because so much of Hawaii Island geography is designated as lava zones 1 and 2, it doesn’t make sense to bar construction there, Mayor Harry Kim said TuesdayWest Hawaii Today.

Evacuee returns home to find thieves – not lava – had taken most of his things

When Nat Tomaselli opened his door, he found his home had had been ransacked. Thieves stole furniture, the fridge, and  bedroom sets. And that wasn’t all. Hawaii News Now.

One resident’s struggle for FEMA support
Leilani Estates resident Geoffrey Last has been denied FEMA assistance, but his home is uninhabitable, according to a letter from county officials. Big Island Video News.

Lava imperils charter school and destroys endangered plants
At the shoreline the lava continued to approach Ahalanui Beach Park, also known as the warm ponds, and was about 1,500 feet away from Kua o ka La Public Charter School, which was evacuated in May, according to Snyder. Star-Advertiser.

District 7 hopefuls address issues at West Hawaii forum
The race for the Hawaii County Council District 7 seat is one of the 2018 election cycle’s most hotly contested on the Big Island. West Hawaii Today.

Firefighter caught up in scandal put on paid leave
A Big Island firefighter accused of lying to a federal grand jury about his relationship with a Honolulu deputy prosecutor in the fraud and corruption case against her and her husband, the former Honolulu police chief, was put on paid leave. Tribune-Herald.

Fire breaks out in recycling warehouse
Hawaii County firefighters battled an early morning fire inside a 36,000-square-foot recycling company warehouse in Keaau, and finally putting it out after 5 1/2 hours. Star-Advertiser. 

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts