The housing and transportation crisis caused by lava from Kilauea volcano have some state legislators considering a special session to find and fund potential solutions.
A Hawaii Police Department officer and an FBI special agent achieved their goal, and then some, when they trekked on foot from theKona police station to the Hilo police station over the Saddle Road to attend a Monday ceremony to celebrate the start of Police Week.
The owner of a burglarized home in Leilani Estates subdivision realized someone was on his property — which had been evacuated due to lava from Kilauea volcano — when he found a 12-pack of Bud Light beer behind his house when he returned to check on the place.
LANIPUNA GARDENS — With daily updates of more volcanic fissures opening and lava destroying homes in Leilani Estates, it’s easy to forget that Lanipuna Gardens, a smaller neighboring subdivision, also remains under evacuation order by Hawaii County Civil Defense.
A single mother of two who teaches at Pahoa Elementary School is among those who have lost their homes tothe lava outbreak in Leilani Estates subdivision, and her friends are raising funds for her online.
After what appeared like a brief reprieve from a volcanic eruption on Saturday, Kilauea volcano came roaringback with a vengeance overnight Saturday and through Sunday, spewing lava from multiple fissures in LeilaniEstates.