Hawaii Island News, 26 July 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 26 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.

Couple sue insurer for not covering lava damage, could be first of many
Philip and Lunel Haysmer’s home burned down in early May when lava first entered into the Puna subdivision. According to their suit, the insurer, a syndication group led by Lloyd’s of London, has failed to honor their damage claims.Hawaii News Now. Tribune-Herald.

Puna residents angry after getting citations they feel weren’t deserved

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources and another agencies have adopted a zero-tolerance policy toward anyone who violates the closures in areas affected by the lava flows from the eruption phase that started in May. Some 90 people have been cited since then. Hawaii News Now.

DOT assessing damage to Highway 11
One lane of Highway 11 was closed Wednesday as state Department of Transportation crews addressed a sinkhole that opened in the road’s surface last week. Tribune-Herald.

Coastline inspected for turtles threatened by lava
The U.S. Coast Guard Barbers Point Air Station provided space on a low-flying C-130 plane to DLNR representatives on Wednesday, July 25, to look for any green sea turtles that could be trapped by lava flowing into the ocean on the coast near Kapoho Bay and the Pohoiki Boat Ramp. Big Island Now. Star-Advertiser.

County puts out urgent call for 20 West Hawaii poll workers
With just over two weeks remaining before theAug. 11 primary election, the county is still short 20 poll workers at West Hawaii precincts. West Hawaii Today.

Board OKs double-hulled canoe tours at Kealakekua Bay
The Board of Land and Natural Resources earlier this month gave a green light to a local business allowing it to move forward with plans to use Napoopoo Landing for commercial tours at Kealakekua Bay. West Hawaii Today. 

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts