Hawaii Island News, evening edition, 14 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.

County request for $670M detailed
Hawaii County’s draft recovery plan to cope with the May 3 lava flow includes a lump sum of $196 million to buy property or compensate landowners in the most risky areas in what is known as Lava Zone 1, according to a document detailing the plan. Star-Advertiser.

Ige, Hanabusa votes follow the money
The Big Island, especially West Hawaii and some areas in Puna, preferred U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa over incumbent Gov. David Ige inSaturday’s Democratic primary election. West Hawaii Today.

Newly elected council members face a county in turmoil
Most of the leadership lineup is set after the primary, and big challenges lie ahead in dealing with the volcanic eruption. Civil Beat.

Kilauea sulfur dioxide emissions hit lowest levels since 2008
The lull in activity from fissures in Kilauea’s lower east rift zone continues, with just a bit of visible lava oozing into the ocean. On Monday, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said it’s still not clear whether the pause means the eruption is coming to a close. Hawaii News Now.

Marijuana dispensaries have yet to open on Big Island
It’s been a year since Hawaii’s first legal sale of marijuana and nearly two decades since the state approved the drug for medical use, and still, no retail dispensaries have started selling on the Big Island. Associated Press. Big Island Now.

Waikoloa Special Forces soldier killed in Afghanistan
One of Hawaii Island’s own, Sgt. 1st Class Reymund R. Transfiguracion, died Sunday from wounds he suffered five days before while serving his country in Helmand province, Afghanistan. West Hawaii Today. 
Hawaii News Now.

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts