Hawaii Island News, 19 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.

Unemployment down across state

Hawaii notched the lowest unemployment rate in the nation in July, however, the Big Island continues to see more people out of work than the other three counties in the state.

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.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts