Hawaii Island News, 18 August 2018

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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories from the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, published in Hilo, Hawaii.  Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Cool, wet weather helps firefighters

The Keauhou Ranch Fire remained 90 percent contained on Friday, covering an area of 3,739 acres on the slopes of Mauna Loa, mostly within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Additional lawsuit against insurer filed

A third lawsuit has been filed against Lloyd’s of London after the insurer and its underwriters denied the claim of a Leilani Estates homeowner who had evacuated in the wake of eruption activity in May.

HVNP to reopen in phases, park spokeswoman says

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park officials expect visitors to be amazed by the changes to Kilauea’s caldera, where dozens of collapse events have quadrupled the size of Halema‘uma‘u crater and created a chasm 1,500 feet deep.


HVO lowers Kilauea alert level

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory on Friday lowered Kilauea volcano’s alert level for ground-based hazards from “warning” to “watch” in the wake of reduced eruption activity over the last several days.

Commission favors plan to expand business park without new road

KAILUA-KONA — The Leeward Planning Commission on Thursday voted to send a favorable recommendation to the Hawaii County Council on a proposal to expand the space in which the West Hawaii Business Park could develop without triggering a requirement to build a new road in the area.

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Russ Roberts