Hawaii Island News, 23 July 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 23 July 2018.

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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories from “Hawaii Business Magazine”, 23 July 2018. Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Governor candidates hone their messages at Hilo forum
At a time of upheaval on the Big Island, two Democrats and two Republicans talked about how to build a better future. Civil Beat. West Hawaii Today. Big Island Video News.

Racist candidate expelled by state GOP
The Hawaii Republican Party says it expelled Bryan Feste, a candidate for state House District 2 after it became aware of his racist views.Tribune-Herald.

Tributes planned honoring fallen officer
Officer Bronson Kaliloa’s name will be added to memorials on the Big Island and Oahu for those killed in the line of duty. His death comes not long after the latest fundraising push to help the families of fallen officers. Hawaii News Now. 
Services to be held at Afook-Chinen auditorium.Hawaii News Now.

Sgt. Bryan Tina in good condition according to Mayor Kim
The three-day manhunt for Justin Waiki is over. It culminated in a violent shootout that left Waiki dead and Sgt. Bryan Tina with a non-fatal gunshot wound. KHON2.

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. Tribune-Herald.

Scientists collect data on impact of lava on marine life, sea water
The lava flow in lower Puna is not only changing the landscape, but the seascape, too, impacting the water and sea life within. Tribune-Herald.

Testing underway to discern unknown ailment killing Waipio’s wild horses
No one knows how many wild horses in Waipio Valley have perished, or what is killing them.West Hawaii Today.

State terminates grant for $2.7M open space purchase
DLNR Chair Suzanne Case has notified Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim of the state’s termination of a grant agreement with the County that would have provided $1.33 million in matching funds for the acquisition of over 300 acres of private property that formerly reached the Waiopae coastline in Puna.  West Hawaii Today. Big Island Video News. 

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Russ Roberts