Special session sought: County seeks money, housing laws to respond to lava crisis

Members of Hawaii County Civil Defense, Hawaii Police Department and USGS monitor lava that was threatening Highway 137 on May 19 in Kapoho. HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald

HILO — A special session of the state Legislature to help lava-ravaged Puna is being mulled for mid-August, as Hawaii County works with local legislators to put a plan together.