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Hawaii State and federal emergency management inspectors assess damage caused by Mauna Loa eruption.

Views expressed in this West Hawaii News update are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Accessed on 08 January 2023, 1328 UTC.

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Flu season starts to peak

Flu season started early this year as the number of cases rose again in December throughout Hawaii, according to the state Department of Health’s Influenza Surveillance Report.

Demand for SNAP benefits ‘increased by 40%’

The number of people in Hawaii receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits has declined since hitting a record high in July 2021, but applications still remain well above prepandemic levels.

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Russ Roberts

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