Hawaii Island News, mid-day update, 22 August 2018

Accessed on 22 August 2018, 2001 UTC, Post #17481.



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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories from “Hawaii Business Magazine”, dated 22 August 2018.  Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Ruggles ejected from council meeting after refusing to vote
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. West Hawaii Today.  Big Island Video News.

More charges filed in cop killer case
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. West Hawaii Today.

Park may reopen as early as September
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park could reopen parts of the park by September 22, which is also National Public Lands Day, “as long as the current pause in earthquakes and collapse-explosion events at the summit of Kilauea continues”, officials announced today. Big Island Video News.

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts