Hawaii Island News, 30 July 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 30 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.

Ige’s new campaign ad features endorsement from Mayor Kim
Governor David Ige has just unveiled a campaign advertisement featuring a Hawaii Island leader whose opinion carries a lot of weight on the Big Island. Big Island Video News.

Manipol-Larson faces white nationalist in GOP primary
On the Aug. 11 Republican primary ballot will be Grace Manipol-Larson, who immigrated from the Philippines and is vice president of Big Island Courier Service, and Bryan Feste, a white nationalist who the party says it expelled because of his racist views. Tribune-Herald.

Mac trees under threat from eruption
More than 60 acres of macadamia trees in Puna have been overrun by lava or, by being in the evacuation zone, are vulnerable to theft by humans and wild pigs. Hawaii News Now.

Latest lava flow could set new record
Sunday marks 87 days since the first eruption inside Leilani Estates. If this eruption continues through Tuesday, it would set a record for the longest eruption ever recorded in the lower east rift zone. KITV.

Plan for lava viewing area shared, county yet to decide
A proposal for a lava viewing area in the Noni Farms area of Puna, one of many apparently on the desk of Hawaii County officials for their approval, was shown recently to Big Island Video News. Big Island Video News.

Evacuees, volunteers reflect on shelter experience after nearly three months
The county has operated an emergency shelter at Pahoa Community Center, in conjunction with other organizations like the American Red Cross and Salvation Army, since eruption activity began in Leilani Estates May 3. A second shelter is in operation at the Keaau Armory. Tribune-Herald.

Commentary: Editor responds to election section criticism
Today’s 20-page Election 2018 special section, as produced by the West Hawaii Today advertising team, features 15 candidate ads lobbying for your vote. But it is just that: A special section produced by the advertising team. It is not a product of the newspaper’s editorial department. West Hawaii Today. 

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts