Hawaii Island News, 11 July 2018

Accessed on 11 July 2018, 1521 UTC, Post #17190.



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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.

Big Island 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, has been put on paid leave.

Laaloa park renovations to include parking lot reduction or removal

KAILUA-KONA — The county Parks and Recreation Department closed the main parking lot at Kailua-Kona’s Laaloa Beach Park, popularly known as Magic Sands, in May 2017, announcing plans to reconfigure and reduce lot capacity with an initial timeline of about 18 months. Fourteen months later, nothing has changed and no work has been initiated.

Lava claims two more houses

Only one house is left standing in Kapoho Beach Lots as two were destroyed by lava between Monday and this morning, according to authorities.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts