Hawaii Island News, 18 July 2018

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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.

Lava boat tours to continue after explosion, injuries

HONOLULU — Tour boat operators plan to continue taking visitors to see lava, but will follow the Coast Guard’s revised policy and stay farther away after an explosion caused molten rock to barrel through the roof of a vessel Monday, injuring 23 people.

Ige, Hanabusa, others at Hilo candidate forum Friday

A governor candidate forum featuring Sen. John Carroll, Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa, Gov. David Ige, Ray L’Heureux and Rep. Andria Tupola is slated for 6 p.m. Friday (July 20) at The Arc of Hilo Event Center at 1099 Waianuenue Ave. in Hilo.

VIDEO: Digital model shows extensive inward slumping of Kilauea volcano’s crater

Since early May 2018, the floor of Halema‘uma‘u crater has dropped 450 meters (about 1,480 feet). Extensive cracking and faulting around the crater, along with inward slumping of the crater rim, has more than doubled its diameter. Images collected during a helicopter overflight of the summit area on July 13, 2018, were used to produce this digital elevation model showing current conditions at Kilauea volcano’s summit in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Mac nut production increases from last season

KAILUA-KONA — Macadamia nut production and farm value in Hawaii increased during the 2017-18 season, according to figures from the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Lava 750 meters from Pohoiki boat ramp

CORRECTION 3:52 p.m.: Tonight’s Pahoa meeting is at 5 p.m. An earlier version of the story had an incorrect time. The Tribune-Herald regrets the error.

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Russ Roberts