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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.
Hurricane Lane continued to intensify Friday, becoming a Category 3 storm as it continued its westward track toward Hawaii Island.
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.
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.
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.
Scores of Pahoa residents and several Hawaii Volcanoes National Park representatives filled the Tin Shack Bakery in Pahoa Thursday for the first of several meetings to discuss the future of the park.
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.
An East Hawaii toddler was diagnosed with rat lungworm disease, the state Department of Health said Thursday.
KAILUA-KONA — Firefighters quickly doused a small brush fire that broke out Thursday morning in South Kohala.
KAILUA-KONA — The parents of a 3-year-old toddler who died last year while in foster care are hopeful a 44-year-old Honokaa woman arrested for murder in connection with the boy’s death will be brought to justice.
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.