Free astronomy talk set for Jan. 5

Guest speaker Katherine de Kleer from UC Berkeley will present at the first event in the 2017 Astronomy Talk Series at Keck Observatory Headquarters in Waimea in the Hualalai Learning Theater at 7 p.m. The title is, “Geological Activity in

Obituaries: 12-30-16

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Kerry Yearns for peace in a vanished Middle East

On the surface, Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech on Wednesday about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was an act of liberation. With three weeks left in office he is finally telling it like it is. Israel’s current government is “driven by

The Dr. Is In

This new column covers naturopathic and acupuncture topics and will also appear the fifth Friday of March, June and September.

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US punishes Russia for hacking presidential campaign

HONOLULU — The United States struck back Thursday at Russia for hacking the U.S. presidential campaign with a sweeping set of punishments targeting Russia’s spy agencies and diplomats. The U.S. said Russia must bear costs for its actions, but Moscow

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AP Poll: US election voted top news story of 2016

NEW YORK — The turbulent U.S. election, featuring Donald Trump’s unexpected victory over Hillary Clinton in the presidential race, was the overwhelming pick for the top news story of 2016, according to The Associated Press’ annual poll of U.S. editors

Album release party open to the public

In celebration of local musician Dagan Bernstein’s new album “Change Something,” a release party will be held at Big Island Brewhaus on Jan. 6 starting at 6 p.m.

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Coast Guard locates stray kayak

KAILUA-KONA — The Coast Guard is requesting public assistance to find the owner of a two-person kayak located roughly 2 miles west of the Captain James Cook Monument in Kealakekua Bay.

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US slaps sanctions on Russia, expels 35 diplomats

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has imposed sanctions on Russian officials and intelligence services in retaliation for Russia’s interference in the U.S. presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts.