Hawaii Island News, 16 July 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 16 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.

Lava creeping toward Isaac Hale park
The southern boundary of the flow front at the ocean entry of lava from Kilauea volcano’s lower East Rift Zone remained a little more than a half-mile away from Isaac Hale Beach Park and Pohoiki boat ramp on Sunday evening, according to Hawaii County Civil Defense. Tribune-Herald.

Islet formed from lava flow
A small island has appeared offshore from where lava from fissure 8 enters the ocean. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Video News.

AG keeping quiet about stolen drugs
The state Attorney General continues to provide no updates or shed further light on the status of a stolen drug evidence case involving the Hawaii County Police Department. West Hawaii Today.

Labor shortage leaves open possibility for new cesspool installation 
Developers, businesses and single-home builders aren’t supposed to construct new cesspools anywhere in Hawaii, but a labor shortage within one Hawaii County department creates what is essentially a loophole, leaving open the possibility to do just that on the Big Island. West Hawaii Today.

Sudden shutdown displaces students and teachers
Josh DeWeerd, executive director of Ka‘u Learning Academy, had to make tough phone calls last week, telling families that their small charter school had shut down and they needed to move on. Star-Advertiser.

Woman’s death from heroin overdose leads to dismantling of homeless camp
Cheyanne Lee Anderson was a talented artist until the day she died in a stormwater drain in Kailua-Kona, that much everyone involved in her life can agree on. West Hawaii Today.

Opioid crisis averted or inevitable?
There’s one thing to understand right away about the root of the opioid crisis – there is no one thing. West Hawaii Today.

Charter Commission forms
Once every decade, a commission is created to review and propose amendments to the county’s fundamental governing document, its county charter. West Hawaii Today. 

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts