Hawaii Island News, 12 July 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 12 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.

Fissure 8 lava flow branches out, more homes, school, beach park consumed
The community has anxiously watched and waited as lava from fissure 8 inched toward the ocean – and closed in on the Kua O Ka La Public Charter School. Hawaii News Now. Star-Advertiser. Big Island Video News.

County approaches Shipman about housing for evacuees

Hawaii County is looking beyond public lands for a potential land swap with Puna residents who lost their homes to lava. Tribune-Herald.

Incidents add to stress at lava shelters
During the 10 weeks since emergency evacuation centers opened in a hurry to house people chased from their homes by the Kilauea eruption, Hawaii County police were called 118 times to the sprawling Pahoa shelter, and another 21 times to the much smaller shelter in Keaau. Star-Advertiser.

Thieves preying on evacuated homes
With concerns over looting growing on Hawaii island, police are urging homeowners and renters within the eruption zone to report apparent looting as soon as possible. Hawaii News Now.

Upgrades to Kuawa ball fields begin
The park was initially expected to be completed in October 2016 but was delayed to 2017 because of soil contamination and heavy rain.Tribune-Herald.

Scientist killed, musician injured in crash
A two-vehicle head-on collision late Tuesdayafternoon on Daniel K. Inouye Highway, also known as Saddle Road, killed a highly regarded scientist and critically injured a well-known local musician. Tribune-Herald. 

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts