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State Legislature has busy week ahead

HONOLULU — There’s a lot on the agenda for the first full week of Hawaii’s 2015 legislative session. Lawmakers introduced more than 650 bills in the span of two days. The proposals range from allowing dogs in restaurants to encouraging public participation in government. The first committee hearings on bills will be held this week.

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June 27 lava flow shows little sign of advancement

Hawaii County Civil Defense’s assessment of the June 27 lava flow as of 8:15 a.m. Saturday showed the original flow front and south margin breakout remain stalled. The breakout along the north side of the flow continues to be active and widening; however, it has shown little sign of advancement since midweek.

Flight operations at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park announced

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park recently flight plans for the remainder of January and February. Management of the park requires the use of aircraft to monitor and research volcanic activity, conduct search-and-rescue missions and law enforcement operations, support management of natural and cultural resources, and to maintain backcountry facilities.