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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.
HILO — Puna Councilwoman Jen Ruggles was twice asked to leave council committee meetings Tuesday, after she abruptly announced she would not be voting because of her concerns over Native Hawaiian sovereignty and whether her votes constitute war crimes.
KAILUA-KONA — West Hawaii could begin to feel the effects of Hurricane Lane as early as this evening as the powerful storm closes in on the state.
KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii residents rushed to grocery stores Tuesday to stock up on bottled water, ramen and toilet paper as they faced the threat of heavy rain, flash flooding and high surf from a powerful and erratic hurricane expected to churn close to the islands or directly over them.
KAILUA-KONA — Four additional people have been charged in connection to assisting a man who evaded capture for three days after reportedly killing a Hawaii Police officer last month.
KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Volcanoes National Park hopes to reopen parts of the popular site by Sept. 22, provided the pause in earthquakes and collapses/explosions at the Kilauea summit continues, the National Park Service said.
KAILUA-KONA — All public and charter schools in Hawaii and Maui counties will be closed Wednesday ahead of the anticipated arrival of Hurricane Lane.
KAILUA-KONA — Gov. David Ige and Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim have signed emergency proclamations ahead of the anticipated arrival of Hurricane Lane.