West Hawaii News, 19 August 2018

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Here are today’s top West Hawaii news stories from “West Hawaii Today”, published in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.  Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.  You can find updated hurricane information on the blog’s right hand sidebar.

Squatters evacuate structure fire in Pahoa

KAILUA-KONA — Three Hawaii Fire Department engine companies responded to an occupied, single story, single family dwelling, structure fire in the Hawaiian Beaches Subdivision Friday evening.

Unemployment down across state

KAILUA-KONA — 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.

Another Lloyd’s litigation

HILO — 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.

Gift of life

WAIMEA — In times of crisis, rescue crews with the Hawaii Fire Department step up and give their all to save the lives of visitors and those who call this place home.

HVNP talks story with Pahoa residents

HILO — 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.

HVNP to reopen in phases, park spokeswoman says

HILO — 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.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts