Hawaii Island News, 08 August 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 08 August 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.

Kim to ask for assistance from Legislature
Mayor Harry Kim plans to ask the state Legislature for $550 million for disaster recovery following three months of destructive lava flows and earthquakes. West Hawaii Today.

Walk-in voting sites to close due to hurricane threat
The County of Hawaii Clerk’s Office will close absentee walk-in voting sites at the Pahoa Community Center and the Pahala Community Center on Wednesday, August 8, due to the threat posed by Hurricane Hector. KHON2.

Light at the end of the lava tube?
News of a slowdown in the 3-month-old Kilauea volcanic eruption has brought a glimmer of relief to the Big Island’s tourism industry. Star-Advertiser.

Lava flow’s impacts spread across isle
While Hawaii island tourism is still up year over year, it experienced a 5 percent drop in visitor arrivals in June. Hotel occupancy also dropped in June by its largest amount in almost five years.Star-Advertiser.

Tests zero in on cause of Waipio Valley wild horse deaths
Around a dozen wild horses in Waipio have died inexplicably and in similar fashion over the last two months. Test results are streaming into the Hawaii Department of Agriculture from labs across the state and country, which are painting a clearer picture of symptoms and helping investigators close in on the mysterious affliction.  West Hawaii Today. 

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts