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The lava is doing a number on counterculture havens, and it’s hard to imagine some of these “Punatics” fitting in anywhere else.
Kim, who has been at the forefront of the county’s response to the eruption of the Kilauea volcano, suffered two heart attacks in April.
Kilauea has covered large swathes of the Big Island’s rural Puna district several times over the past century.
West side residents and businesses are dealing with vog and a downturn in business, including some people cancelling their visits.
The last weeks of the school year were hard on some Big Island schools, and there’s concern about what’ll happen when they reopen Aug. 6.
Lava-formed land masses within the national park become federal land, and any ocean entries outside the park become state land.
Better technology has meant scientists have been able to accurately forecast Kilauea’s behavior as it sputters over Puna.
More than 200 evacuees are staying at a regional recreational center in Pahoa, with some living in tents and vehicles.