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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories from the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald.” Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
Mark Spain is a county firefighter, a can-do guy who responds to all types of emergencies. But Spain, whose Keaau Ag Lots home was flooded by torrential rainfall caused by Hurricane Lane said he feels “lost and helpless” after being told his hurricane insurance won’t cover the damage that caused him and his family to seek shelter in a friend’s vacation rental home.
Worth a look? Sure, but at what cost? State transportation officials are assessing safety concerns at a popular West Hawaii lava tube — Huehue — that sits just off Queen Kaahumanu Highway in North Kona.
Hurricane Norman has re-strengthened into a Category 4 hurricane as it churns its way toward the Central Pacific.
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Hawaii’s public school administrators have systematically failed to protect students from bullying and harassment, leading to violent attacks, according to a class-action lawsuit.
David Fukumoto lost many of the world-class bonsai plants on display at his nursery due to flooding from Hurricane Lane. But it has done little to damper his enthusiasm for his work or his dreams of building a large visitor center at his property.
It’s been eight months since Ola Brew Co. opened its doors on Luhia Street. Less than a year is but a blink of an eye in the business world, but what a ride it’s already been for the brewery tucked away in the old Kona Industrial Area.
More than 9 million gallons of waste and storm water was released from three sewer pumps as rainfall from Hurricane Lane caused them to overflow.
Lane closures on Highway 19 will continue through Labor Day for repaving and debris removal.
Puna Councilwoman Jen Ruggles says she will not attend County Council meetings this week because she doesn’t think her questions on the political status of the Hawaiian Kingdom have been adequately addressed.
The plan to reopen Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Sept. 22 remains on schedule, with the park announcing several details of its scheduled reopening.