Hawaii Island News, 22 August 2018

Accessed on 22 August 2018, 1524 UTC, Post #17477.



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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.

Ruggles ejected from council meeting after refusing to vote

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.

People stock up on supplies as Lane nears

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.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park eyes September reopening

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.

23 arrested for DUI in a week

During the week of Aug. 13-19, Hawaii Island police arrested 23 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

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Russ Roberts