Hawaii Island News, midday update, 20 July 2018

Accessed on 20 July 2018, 2157 UTC, Post #17256.



“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 20 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.

Law expert questions why Justin Waiki was free in the first place
In 2013, Waiki was found with drugs and a loaded firearm in his car, court records note. He was sentenced to 18 months in jail with 4 years probation. In 2016, he violated probation. Police issued a warrant for his arrest. KHON2.

Incumbent County Council members raising more dough than challengers
The incumbents held tight to the money lead in the most recent campaign finance reports, with most accepting large contributions from unions and other special interest groups, compared to smaller donations from individuals. West Hawaii Today.

Last time Hawaii had lava refugees, it built a ghost town
After Kalapana was devastated in the 1980s, the state laid out a new subdivision complete with utilities. But only now are a few people moving in. Civil Beat.

Number of evacuees staying in shelters declining
The American Red Cross still has volunteers in emergency shelters in both Pahoa and Keaau, although the number of people staying in the shelters is far below its peak. Tribune-Herald. 

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Russ Roberts