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West Hawaii News, 23 Feb 2019


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Accessed on 23 February 2019, 1530 UTC, Post 18470.


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Geologists map lava thickness

A preliminary map released this week by the U.S. Geological Survey shows the thickness of lava flows from Kilauea volcano’s most recent eruption.

Threat sparks quick response

HILO — It was largely business as usual Friday at Big Island schools despite a threat posted to social media Thursday aimed at Hilo Intermediate School.

Bonds eyed for desalination plants

KAILUA-KONA — Legislators are considering a bill to authorize issuing special purpose revenue bonds to build and operate solar-powered saltwater desalination plants on Hawaii Island.

Threat made to Hawaii schools

Kailua-Kona — Hawaii Island Police are investigating a threat made on a social media post toward one of the island schools.

Helicopter crash near Honokaa, pilot walks away

HONOKAA — A 39-year-old man was transported to North Hawaii Community Hospital in serious condition Thursday following a tour helicopter crash at about 7 a.m. near Kukuihaele, according to the Hawaii Fire Department

Opportunity knocking

KAILUA-KONA — A federal program designed to boost investment in low-income communities could unlock a windfall for businesses in some of the nation’s poorest regions, but without much oversight written into the law, it’ll take those communities’ residents, stakeholders and policymakers working together and with investors to make it work.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts
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