Hawaii Island News, 22 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.

Celebrating the mango

The 10th annual Mango Festival held Saturday at Hale Halawai was more than just the mango or the dozens of varieties that grow throughout Hawaii. It was, for many at this weekend’s festival, a way to promote a way of eating that is both sustainable and supports local farmers.

Lava tours only see slight drop in passengers despite accident

The flow of tourists to the lava ocean entry slowed but did not stop last week after a tour boat was hit by a “lava bomb,” injuring 23 passengers. The boat, one of two operated by Lava Ocean Tours, was hit by debris from an explosion, possibly caused by the rupture of an underwater lava tube that’s part of the eruption on Kilauea’s lower East Rift Zone.

How to donate to Kaliloa family

Those wanting to donate to the family of fallen Puna patrol Officer Bronson K. Kaliloa can do so by dropping off or mailing checks to the Pahoa police station.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts