Taxpayers have spent nearly $10 million, not counting damage to roads and parks. The value of private property lost, damaged or isolated is $372 million.
The state health department is staffing shelters and opening clinics to help people affected by the disaster.
With no end to the disaster in sight, the “Hub” serves up food, supplies, hot showers, massages and a chance to talk story.
The increase would’ve generated about $25 million a year. Instead, the 5-4 vote means service cuts are likely.
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.