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Big Island: County’s New Pitch To State Seeks $150M For Lava Damage Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Big Island: County’s New Pitch To State Seeks $150M For Lava Damage

Mayor Harry Kim prepares to ask for far less than he initially sought. He blames the discrepancy on “a lot of miscommunication on my part.”

Big Island: Puna Park Cut Off By Lava Reopens, Attracting Hundreds Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: Puna Park Cut Off By Lava Reopens, Attracting Hundreds

“They needed something to feel good about,” said Mayor Harry Kim of the locals who showed up in Pohoiki on Thursday.

Big Island: This Showcase Rec Center Was Another Victim Of Eruptions Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: This Showcase Rec Center Was Another Victim Of Eruptions

Park facilities require longterm repairs after they housed Kilauea lava evacuees for more than four months.

Big Island: You Need To Be Tough To Explore These New Volcanic Beaches Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: You Need To Be Tough To Explore These New Volcanic Beaches

Kilauea volcano created a dramatic new landscape including black-sand beaches. But “it’s a rough walk” to get there.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Reopens Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Reopens

Normally the state’s most-visited tourist attraction, the park has been closed for 135 days due to the Kilauea eruption.

Big Island: The Lessons Learned In Puna As Lava Shelters Shut Down Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Big Island: The Lessons Learned In Puna As Lava Shelters Shut Down

Public agencies and private organizations devised massive relief efforts, but “they knew a lot less about living rough than we did,” said one evacuee.

Envision An Expanded Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Envision An Expanded Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

In spite of the recent lava breakout, there can be a bright future for the park in 2066, the 150th anniversary of its founding.

Scientists Downgrade Alert Level For Kilauea Volcano AP

Scientists Downgrade Alert Level For Kilauea Volcano

Geologists say lava has mostly stopped flowing, and sulfur dioxide emissions are the lowest they’ve been since 2007.

Big Island: As Fire And Lava Diminish, Volcano Village Still Struggles Photo courtesy of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Big Island: As Fire And Lava Diminish, Volcano Village Still Struggles

Transportation questions loom large as residents and the national park try to navigate a return to normalcy.

Lava That Destroys On Land Spurs New Life At Sea Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Lava That Destroys On Land Spurs New Life At Sea

A plume of phytoplankton off the coast of Puna was spotted from space. Now scientists take advantage of a unique opportunity to study lava as “fertilizer.”

Road Damage From Earthquakes Is Latest Volcano Peril AP

Road Damage From Earthquakes Is Latest Volcano Peril

Officials worry that future quakes could shut down Highway 11, a vital link between Hilo and a rural district.

Passengers Recount Moments After Lava Hit Tour Boat AP

Passengers Recount Moments After Lava Hit Tour Boat

A couple from Portland who both suffered burns still managed to shoot video of the mishap.

Hawaii Volcano Eruptions