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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.
Six units, including a county helicopter, rescue boat and jet ski were involved in the rescue of two swimmers and a kayaker late Saturday afternoon in waters off Onekahakaha Beach Park in Hilo.
It was gray and overcast Thursday morning, and the ground leading to Gemma Buell’s campsite at the emergency shelter in Pahoa was still wet and muddy from recent rains. A Buddha statue sat guard at the entryway. Under the large canopy were two tents, each with mattresses inside.
Maurice Messina, deputy director of the county’s Parks and Recreation department, said the emergency shelters operated by the county are close to being the longest-running shelter in state history.
For Zach Laird and Jonathan Reagan, students at Jesuit Dallas, a school in Texas, taking an active role in an environment thousands of miles from home is, they hope, something that can inspire others to contribute as well.
A collapse-explosion event occurred at 12:10 p.m. today at the summit of Kilauea volcano with energy equivalent to a magnitude-5.4 earthquake, according to Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
Gov. David Ige and his primary Democratic challenger, U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, are running a neck-and-neck race, based on total campaign contributions and poll numbers. They’re also evenly dividing the state’s ZIP codes and major islands when it comes to who’s sending them checks.
The Hawaii Fire Department was monitoring brush fires on the south side of the fissure 8 lava channel near Noni Farms Road on Saturday.
It might be unusual to see more than one Republican on the primary ballot for a seat like state House District 2, which sits in heavily Democratic Hilo. That’s not the case this year, and the choice couldn’t be more stark.
With the most destructive phase of the Kilauea eruption seemingly over, some areas of the Big Island real estate market are in a stronger position than others.
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell proposed a bill Thursday that would allow homeowners to run bed-and-breakfast establishments in properties where they live, but ban non-owner transient vacation units in residential zones.