Today in West Hawaii history | July 30

July 30, 1984: Hawaii Lt. Gov. John Waihee is expected to make a determination on charges state Rep. Andy Levin actually lives in Hilo instead of the Puna-Kaʻu Legislative District he now represents.

The state Board of Land and Natural Resources will hold public hearings next month to discuss and gather input on the proposed geothermal resource subzone areas on the Big island. The board is examining the potential designation of subzones in the state as geothermal resources. They include Lower Kilauea East Rift and Upper Kilauea East Rift.

July 30, 1994: West Hawaii Today did not publish on this day. July 30, 1994, was a Saturday.

July 30, 2004: Humpback whales swimming off the West Hawaii coast will have extra supervision next winter. Although the coastal waters from Keahole point by Kona International Airport to Upolu point in North Kohala were designated part of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary created in 1992, there were no staff stationed on the Big Island. That changed recently with the opening of an office at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority in Kailua-Kona where Justin Viezbicke will serve as the full-time West Hawaii Marine Conservation Coordinator.