County shuts down lava viewing area, HVO continues to monitor activity

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists say they have found no evidence of steaming or ground cracks on the lower East Rift Zone Tuesday morning following increasing earthquake activity in the wake of a collapse of the Puʻu ʻOʻo crater floor Monday afternoon.

Airport upgrades about to take off

KAILUA-KONA — Lawmakers Wednesday signed off on $69 million to construct a permanent federal inspection station at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole.

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Attorneys for South Kohala developer seek $725K

KAILUA-KONA — Attorneys for a South Kohala developer are seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars for their work after recently prevailing over the state in a federal takings claim case.

Earth Day at PTA

POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA — “Take it to outer space,” exclaimed 7-year-old Reggie Shropshire as an unmanned aerial vehicle took to the sky Friday morning in the Saddle between Mauna Loa and Maunakea.