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Kilauea eruption confined to crater

For now, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory says lava is isolated at the Halemaumau Crater,

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Accessed on 23 December 2020, 1229 UTC, Post 22,069.


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Back in the air

After months of nearly nonexistent business because of COVID-19, one tour company has seen an uptick in bookings since Sunday’s eruption commenced at Kilauea Volcano‘s summit.

Local Dems to pick Kahele replacement candidates

Three familiar names and four not quite as familiar will vie for an open state Senate seat this evening in virtual interviews with precinct officials who will select three Democrats to send to Gov. David Ige as candidates to fill the District 1 seat vacated by Kai Kahele, who was elected to Congress.

Ige eyes steep budget cuts to avoid furloughs

Gov. David Ige’s proposed budget for the next two years recommends sharp cuts to state programs in order to make up for a $1.4 billion shortfall over each of the next four years.


Kilauea lava lake rising several yards per hour since eruption

Update: The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports the lava lake within Halemaumau crater continues to rise.

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Russ Roberts

Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amatuer (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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