West Hawaii News, 26 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.

Pockets of West Hawaii feel effects of Hurricane Lane

NORTH KOHALA — While some pockets of West Hawaii have felt the effects of Hurricane Lane as it continues to pass by, the west side as a whole has remained relatively unscathed despite earlier predictions of a harsh weather beating.

‘Survival mode’

PIIHONUA — A swollen Wailuku River and its tributaries overflowed their banks Thursday evening, forcing a half dozen residents to evacuate.

State operations saves snails from Lane

HONOLULU — four members of the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife’s (DOFAW) Snail Extinction Prevention Program transferred 2,000 rare Hawaiian snails from a temporary structure at Kawainui Marsh to DLNR’s main administrative offices at the Kalanimoku Building in downtown Honolulu.

Puna man charged in brutal attack

Hawaii Island police have charged a 41-year-old Puna man in connection with an assault and attempted murder which sent a man and woman to the hospital.

UPDATE: Lane weakens to tropical storm

As of 2 p.m. Friday, Hurricane Lane was spinning 85 mph winds as it tracked north-northeast at 2 mph about 115 miles west-southwest of Kailua-Kona, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts