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Here are some of today’s top Hawaii Island news stories compiled by award-winning Hawaii Island journalist Nancy Cook Lauer. Ms. Lauer contributes articles to “West Hawaii Today” and the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald.” Views expressed in this post are those of the reporters and her contributors.
In its first year of service between Tokyo and Kailua-Kona, Japan Airlines’ daily flights were responsible for injecting $73.49 million in visitor spending into the Big Island, generating $8.58 million in state tax revenue, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Pacific Business News.
Salary Commission still irked at charter amendment oversight. How involved should the public be in determining government salaries? West Hawaii Today.
The Hawaii County Salary Commission met in the Hilo Council Chambers on Monday to consider proposals for adjustments to future salaries of county executives and elected officials. Big Island Video News.
Closing of Pahoa lava shelter a bittersweet moment for volunteers, staff. Tribune-Herald.
Shelter that housed hundreds of eruption evacuees closes after four months. KHON2.
The process of reopening Highway 137 to Pohoiki began Monday after county officials and private contractors visited the lava-covered roadway. Tribune-Herald.
Lava upsurge dies down; naming the fissure heats up. A state board has received its first application recommending a name and expects a second application soon as part of a process that will involve Hawaiian elders, competing proposals and possibly a public meeting in Puna to determine what to call the roughly 100-foot-tall cinder cone that began as one of 24 cracks in the ground emitting lava and at times spouted magma more than 200 feet high. Star-Advertiser.
Overuse of the historic Waipio Valley and an effort to sell much of the land have created an uncertain future for the hearty people who live, work and play here. Civil Beat.
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