Hawaii Island News, 17 July 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 17 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.

Campaign money game: Two legislative challengers out-raise incumbents
Two Big Island legislative incumbents are raising less money than their challengers, while most are socking away solid funding advantages over those running against them. West Hawaii Today.

Accident could hurt lava boat tours
Despite the news that 23 people were injuredMonday when a lava bomb hit a Lava Oceans Tours boat, the isle’s other three certified lava boat tour operators reported they were still getting calls from customers wanting to venture close to the lava flow. Star-Advertiser.

Conditions ripe for explosions as lava enters ocean
Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory said the explosion at the main ocean entry near Ahalanui was the typical result of an interaction between hot, molten lava and cool seawater. Star-Advertiser.

Figures at the front line of the opioid fight
In an office tucked back behind a Taco Bell, around the corner and through a door marked with a large red ribbon works a team of professionals on the frontlines in a fight for people’s lives… This is the second of a five-part series focusing on opioid addiction on Hawaii Island. West Hawaii Today. 

Mac nut production up from last season
Figures from the National Agricultural Statistics Service show macadamia nut production and farm value in Hawaii increasing. West Hawaii Today reports the state’s utilized macadamia nut production increased by 17 percent from last year. Hawaii News Now.

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Russ Roberts