Hawaii Island News, 06 August 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 06 August 2018.

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

Scientists, authorities still vigilant despite volcanic lull
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists confirmed Sunday that rates of seismicity and summit deformation have decreased, as has lava output from fissure 8. Tribune-Herald.

A hero’s final farewell
More than a thousand people, including police officers and first responders from across Hawaii and beyond, paid their final respects Saturday to fallen Hawaii Police Department Officer Bronson Kaliloa. Tribune-Herald. KHON2.

Waikoloa brush fire that burned 18K acres is almost fully contained
HFD said the fire was 95 percent contained. The massive wind-whipped brush fire has already scorched nearly 18,000 acres of land so far. Authorities also report that what remains of the brush fire is away from public roadways, and no closures are in place. Hawaii News Now.

National Guard payments for disaster relief work delayed, Ige takes action
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed a proclamation Friday extending disaster emergency relief and enacting a provision allowing state agencies “to pay, as expeditiously as possible,” guardsmen deployed to the Big Island. Garden Island.

Teachers, students face a new normal in lava-ravaged areas
Glue sticks, composition notebooks and No. 2 pencils aren’t the only must-haves for the new school year at some Hawaii island campuses. Schools in the Kau-Keeau-Pahoa Complex Area vulnerable to noxious fallout from the ongoing Kilauea eruption also have been stocking up on air purifiers and child-sized particulate-filtering masks. Star-Advertiser. 

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts