Congress approves $4.8M for new HVO office

Staff remove a seismograph exhibit in June at Jaggar Museum in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory offices are next door. (Hawaii Volcanoes National Park/Courtesy Photo)

HILO — The U.S. House of Representatives approved $4.8 million in federal funds Tuesday to support the opening of a new office for the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory on Hawaii Island.