Hawaii Island News, 31 July 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 31 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.

State House District 1: Incumbent to face first-time candidate
State Rep. Mark Nakashima, a 55-year-old former teacher, said he’ll be “standing on the record that I’ve compiled over the last 10 years” representing the sprawling district that encompasses Hamakua, North Hilo and a portion of South Hilo. Tribune-Herald.

HCCC warden called to court
A 3rd Circuit Court judge has ordered the Hawaii Community Correctional Center warden to court to explain how a pre-trial murder suspect was erroneously released last week. West Hawaii Today.

Current eruption claims duration record
Nearly three months after eruptions started in lower Puna, there’s little sign they’re letting up.Hawaii News Now.

Businesses unite to try to attract visitors in the midst of Kilauea disruption
Experience Volcano Hawaii, an organization intended to boost tourism to Volcano, launchedMonday during a small event at local art gallery, cafe and cottage Volcano Garden Arts. Tribune-Herald.

Lava-related fire claims four homes
Four houses were destroyed Saturday by a brush fire along Kilauea volcano’s lower East Rift Zone.Tribune-Herald.

Eruptions spur cultural revival
As eruptions and earthquakes continue to make their mark on the Big Island, several residents have invoked the name of Pele to describe both the destruction of neighborhoods, and creation of new land. Hawaii News Now.

County accepts sewer improvement bid
Hawaii County on Friday awarded a bid for the Lono Kona sewer project to Honolulu-based contractor Nan Inc., which is now tasked with transitioning the neighborhood known locally as “Hamburger Hill” away from large-capacity cesspools. West Hawaii Today. 

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Russ Roberts