Guest Contributor

Frankie Stapleton

Frankie Stapleton is a retired journalist and teacher and the author of "Aloha O Kalapana," (Bishop Museum Press, 1992, currently out of print). She covered Kilauea and Mauna Loa eruptions since 1977 for the Hawaii Tribune-Herald and is a 35-year resident of Pahoa.
Lives in Limbo With the Lava Stalled in Pahoa Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lives in Limbo With the Lava Stalled in Pahoa

Kilauea’s flow has not advanced for five days, leaving residents time to ponder their fate. Some have lived through it all before.

Will Pahoa Go the Way of Kalapana? Courtesy: U.S. Geological Survey

Will Pahoa Go the Way of Kalapana?

The lava is slowly but steadily moving through another Big Island community.