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Scientists said internal conditions at Kilauea are changing in a way that could lead to an explosive eruption.
The state expects to spend $3 million to protect residents during the next month.
Lava flows from Kilauea, one of the earth’s most active volcanos, have already destroyed 36 structures in the Puna District of the Big Island.
After a brief pause in volcanic activity, two more lava fissures Tuesday threatened Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens communities.
It may have already gone under the highway to the viewing area, and Hawaii County is making preparations for a possible eruption.
A trust established by a former Dole president and Bishop Estate trustee has spawned a legal fight over a historic, 4,000-acre ranch.
The state is decades behind in awarding land to Native Hawaiians on Mauna Kea and elsewhere under the state homestead act.
Tarps and tents that keep products and sellers dry have been ordered removed by county officials.
Some lawmakers have proposed issuing special revenue bonds to help SpinLaunch build a facility on Hawaii Island for catapulting satellites into space.
A Hawaii County Council member is proposing to restrict where the birds, many used for illegal cockfighting, can roost.
During the Cold War, attack preparations were proposed that called for interisland evacuations and commandeering of property.
A Big Island group documented at least 10 cases of infections contracted by people swimming near industrial sites.