Make way for lava

HILO — Gov. David Ige returned to the Big Island on Sunday for an update about the emergency situation in lower Puna after lava from Kilauea volcano crossed Highway 137 and entered the ocean Saturday night.

Island on fire

A fiery river of molten rock was on a collision course Saturday night with Highway 137 and the Pacific Ocean, prompting officials to warn about hazardous volcanic gas known as “laze” if lava meets the sea.

Full STEAM Ahead

Hawaii Technology Academy hosted a STEAM Expo (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) Saturday at Kona Commons. Students showcased their work in a family-friendly, hands-on environment.

Displaced Leilani residents recall Mount St. Helens eruption

The explosion early Thursday morning of Halema‘uma‘u crater, which sent a volcanic ash cloud 30,000 feet high and deposited a light layer of ash on Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and surrounding areas, reminded two displaced Leilani Estates residents of an event that took place 38 years ago today — the violent explosion of Mount St. Helens, which killed 57 people directly and caused more than $1 billion in damage.