Hawaii Island News, 01 August 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 01 August 2018,

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

HTA to pump $1.2M into marketing Big Island
After a 5 percent drop in visitor arrivals to the Big Island in June, Hawaii’s tourism marketing officials want to change the existing consumer perception from “It’s not the right time to visit” to “Now just may be the best time ever to visit.”Star-Advertiser.

Tourism numbers dropped in June
Although total visitor spending to date this year on the Big Island remains higher than 2017, spending and visitors to the island declined last month. Tribune-Herald.

Injured tourist recalls lava blast
Moments before 20-year-old Jessica Tilton was struck July 16 by a lava bomb that broke multiple bones in her body, she heard an explosion and saw a big cloud that kept coming toward the tour boat she was on. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now. Associated Press. KHON2.

Lava flow update
Boat ramp remains despite ocean entry, delta at Pohoiki. Tribune-Herald.

Mayor Kim recieves heart defibrillator
Big Island Mayor Harry Kim underwent the installation of a heart defibrillator this morning at Hilo Medical Center. The 78-year-old Kim has suffered six heart attacks, the two most recent occurring earlier this year, on April 26 and June 16Tribune-Herald.

Sheriff fined over alleged violations
The highest ranking state sheriff on the Big Island has agreed to pay a $6,000 fine for two alleged ethics violations. Hawaii News Now.

Schedule changes announced in funeral for fallen officer Kaliloa
The event is open to the public, but visitation with the Kaliloa family will be limited to immediate family members, close friends, dignitaries, first-responder personnel and their families. Tribune-Herald. 

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