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Aloha, 2016

As we ring out 2016 and ring in 2017, it’s difficult to sum up the past year, which witnessed the election of a president best known for firing B-list celebrities on television, and the deaths of a mind-boggling number of

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Island Life: 12-31-16

A turkey sits in an ironwood tree near the ninth green at the Waikoloa Village golf course. Carole Abarcar/Community Contributor

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Park programs planned at Kahuku

Several free guided hikes are planned in the Kahuku Unit of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Visitors can also explore Kahuku on their own on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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Putin says Russia won’t expel US diplomats in hacking flap

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin castigated the United States on Friday for imposing sanctions and expelling Russian diplomats amid allegations of Russian meddling in the American presidential election, but said no U.S. diplomats will be ousted in reprisal for President

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Let it snow

Mauna Kea is winter wonderland on Christmas Day 2016.

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Firehouse Gallery showcases new artists in January

WAIMEA — Waimea Arts Council will host its annual New Artist Show from Jan. 4-27 in the front gallery of the Firehouse Gallery. The show introduces artists to the community who are new to the council but all already accomplished

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HPA to host vog presentation

WAIMEA — Tamar Elias, USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientist, will present “Volcanic Air Pollution: The What, Where, and How of Vog in Hawaii” at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 18 at Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s Gates Performing Arts Center on the Upper

Ke Kumu Aina Afterschool Program

WAIMEA — Presented by The Kohala Center and sponsored by Kamehameha Schools, the weekly program offers middle school students opportunities to learn about the island’s native plants.

Waimea Ocean Film Festival begins this Monday

Open to the public, more than 60 films will be shown Jan. 2-5 at Kahilu Theatre, HPA Gates Theatre, Parker School Theatre, Mauna Kea Resort and The Fairmont Orchid. The festival continues Jan. 6-10 at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.