Hawaii Island News, 20 August 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 20 August 2018.

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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories compiled by “Hawaii Business Magazine”, published in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.  For the latest update on Hurricane Lane, please check the right hand sidebar in this blog.  The Central Pacific Hurricane Center issues updates throughout the day.

County nearing purchase of Waikapuna
The county is poised to acquire a large Kau tract that one official calls the “poster child” of lands purchased for preservation. West Hawaii Today.

Kim pushes his limits amid disaster
Many people worry that leading Hawaii island through the volcanic eruption disaster that began in May could kill Mayor Harry Kim. Star-Advertiser.

Kilauea eruption threat downgraded
The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory issued a new Volcanic Activity Notice on Friday, announcing that the Alert Level for Kilauea Volcano was being lowered from WARNING to WATCH. Big Island Video News.

Drought in West Hawaii increases risk of wildfires running rampant already
Kevin Kodama, senior service hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Honolulu, said the best hope for some saturation would come in the form of significant weather systems moving over the island in the early wet season between October and early December. West Hawaii Today.

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts