Hawaii Island News, 13 July 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 13 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.

Loss of school stings: Destruction of Kua O Ka La “utterly devastating”
According to head Kua O Ka La Susie Osborne, the school was located on the site of an ancient Hawaiian fishing village replete with archaeological sites, fishponds, lowland rain forest and was historically a sacred location. The campus had six buildings and two large grain houses for the agriculture program. Tribune-Herald.

Vacationland sale to county will proceed
The county’s purchase of a $2.7 million Vacationland parcel from a politically connected family is ongoing, even after the land was made worthless by lava inundation. West Hawaii Today.

SBA assists lava victims with loans
Businesses and residents affected by lava on the Big Island have received over $10 million in disaster assistance loans from the Small Business Association, officials announced on Thursday.Hawaii News Now.

Council proposal urges state to name fissure 8
Hilo councilwoman Sue Lee Loy introduced  Resolution 640 on July 5. The resolution requests the State Board on Geographic Names “to consult with community members who have direct traditional, cultural, and familial ties to the district of Puna to establish an appropriate name for the Fissure 8 vent.” Big Island Video News.

Plenty of power, despite loss of Puna geothermal plant
For the first time in 25 years, geothermal energy in volcano country is not powering any Big Island homes or businesses, and seemingly no one has noticed. Civil Beat.

USGS employs high-tech laser mapping at Kilauea’s summit
The U.S. Geological Survey has made numerous overflights of lower East Rift Zone lava since the eruption began, but an overflight on Wednesdaymorning had a different purpose. Tribune-Herald.

Army plans to replace 123 buildings at Pohakuloa Training Area
Changes are planned at Pohakuloa Training Area as the U.S. Army moves forward with a $210 million overhaul. West Hawaii Today. 

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Russ Roberts