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Friday Aug 29 | West Hawaii Today

Lava flow remains active as county begins preparation efforts should an evacuation be necessary

HVO geologist Janet Babb holds a microphone for a resident for questioning about updated information on the approach of a lava flow in lower Puna during a meeting Thursday evening at the Pahoa Community Center.

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Related Topix: Geology, Science, Pahoa, HI, Hawaii, Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Volcano, HI

Friday Aug 29 | The Honolulu Advertiser

Scientist says no imminent threat from Puna lava

Slow-moving pahoehoe lava advances through thick forest northeast of Puna. One tree in the center of the photograph is completely surrounded by active lava, and is likely on the brink of toppling over.

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Volcano, HI, Pahoa, HI

Friday Aug 29 | West Hawaii Today

Judges dismiss ACLU lawsuit over election

The Hawaii Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit seeking to allow voters on the storm-damaged Big Island to vote.

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Related Topix: ACLU

Friday Aug 29 | The Honolulu Advertiser

Corrections

If you have a question or comment about news coverage, call Ed Lynch, managing editor/news, at 529-4758.

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Related Topix: Honolulu, HI

Thu Aug 28, 2014

West Hawaii Today

Prosecutor's office to get $90k federal grant

The Hawaii County Prosecuting Attorney's Office will receive almost $90,000 in federal funding, Sen. Brian Schatz's office said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Wed Aug 27, 2014

KITV-TV

Smartphone technology used to assess Iselle storm damage

"We really didn't realize when we went into that area why it was taking so long, and it's because it's so massive.

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West Hawaii Today

Could Hawaii County face fines if insufficient trash supplied to proposed incinerator?

One of the finalists for Hawaii County's waste-to-energy incinerator is expected to penalize the City and County of Honolulu big bucks for not providing enough garbage for its plant last year.

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Related Topix: Honolulu, HI, Hilo, HI

West Hawaii Today

About Town | 8-26-14

Rotary 5000 assistant district governor Donna Hiranaka was on hand to welcome attendees and offer good wishes from the district governor to the group of nearly 30 local Rotarians and their guests.

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Related Topix: Waikoloa, HI, Kailua Kona, HI

KITV-TV

Pahoa meeting focuses on dangerous Big Island lava flow

Lava flowing towards homes on the Big Island's East side. Within the hour, people in and around Pahoa will be meeting with the state and scientists to talk about the risks of a new flow.

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Related Topix: Pahoa, HI

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Scientific American

Lava Flow From Hawaii Volcano Could Threaten Homes

State scientists and officials are warning some residents of Hawaii's Big Island that their homes could be jeopardized by a lava flow from Kilauea Volcano that is moving through a forest preserve toward their neighborhood.

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Geology, Science

Norwalk Citizen News

Plans for Pahoa emergency room move forward

The Puna Community Medical Center 's plan to bring an emergency room to Pahoa has taken a major step forward.

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Related Topix: Pahoa, HI, Ainaloa, HI, Volcano, HI, Keaau, HI

The Honolulu Advertiser

Storm-damaged Puna braces for possible lava danger

The leading edge of the June 27th lava flow plunged into a deep crack on Kilauea's East Rift Zone last week, and lava within the crack remained hidden for several days.

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Related Topix: Hilo, HI

West Hawaii Today

Battle shifts back to Big Island

A federal judge who struck down Kauai County's GMO and pesticide disclosure law will also decide the fate of Hawaii County's ban on most genetically modified crops.

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Related Topix: Kauai County, HI, Agriculture, Science

The Honolulu Advertiser

Counties consider effects of ruling on GMOs

But it's unclear precisely how the ruling Monday will affect Hawaii and Maui counties, which are facing similar issues relating to pesticides and genetically modified organisms.

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Related Topix: Kauai County, HI, Agriculture, Science, Maui County, HI

Mon Aug 25, 2014

KPUA-AM Hilo

Companies seek more time for incinerator project

Three companies vying to build a waste-to-energy incinerator on the Big Island want more time to prepare proposals.

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KVBC-TV Las Vegas

Lava pours into the ocean from Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii.

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory says the June 27 lava flow, named for the date it began erupting from a new vent, isn't an immediate threat to homes but could become one in weeks or months if it continues to advance.

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West Hawaii Today

Storm drains state's disaster fund

The state of Hawaii depleted its Major Disaster Fund in response to Tropical Storm Iselle, according to a Thursday letter sent by Gov. Neil Abercrombie to President Barack Obama seeking federal assistance.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Neil Abercrombie, Democrat, US Governors, Barack Obama

Sun Aug 24, 2014

West Hawaii Today

Big Island Bench Warrants | 8-24-14

Whenever an individual ignores a court summons or traffic citation, the court issues a bench warrant for that person's arrest.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Honolulu Advertiser

Elections chief defends primary decisions

The state Office of Elections is reviewing procedures and working with vendors to ensure there is no repeat of the event on Maui in which some 800 absentee mail-in ballots were discovered days after the polls had closed.

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KITV-TV

Former Big Island House member Bob Herkes dies

Former Big Island Rep. Bob Herkes has died, according to a press release by the Hawaii House of Representatives.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Neil Abercrombie, US Governors, Hilo, HI

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