Hawaii Island News, evening update, 16 August 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 16 August 2018.

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Here the 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.

Destructive lava spurs new life at sea
A plume of phytoplankton off the coast of Puna was spotted from space. Now scientists take advantage of a unique opportunity to study lava as “fertilizer.” Civil Beat.

Park rangers address improvement projects during park closure
The closure of the main unit of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park because of the Kilauea eruption has directed more visitors to the previously less-visited Kahuku Unit, and with them a host of improvements. Tribune-Herald.

County, community chip in for Waimea-Kohala Airport
A partnership between the Waimea community and Hawaii County has raised the required matching funds to keep regular air service at the tiny Waimea-Kohala Airport, at least for this year.West Hawaii Today.

Bank boosts Big Island tourism through travel promotion
The mission for a handful of lucky Central Pacific Bank employees, should they choose to accept it, is to take a free flight to Hawaii Island and spend $100 of company money to help boost tourism in a county that’s seen a harsh downturn in its primary industry over the last three months.West Hawaii Today. 

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts