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Volcano Update

2017-12-24 19:26

Lava erupting from the active vent on the east flank of Pu‘u ‘O‘o has not entered the ocean or reached the Kamokuna lava delta during the past month. Instead, small lava flows are scattered across the 61g flow field, breaking out from the lava-tube network between Pu‘u ‘O‘o and the coastal plain. Geologists of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory last observed active lava atop the delta on November 17.

Local news

2018-01-15 07:28

KAILUA-KONA — Several residents at the Alii Heights subdivision in North Kona dealt with more than downed deep wells and mandatory water restrictions during the Hawaii County Department of Water Supply’s tumultuous year.

State & Regional

2018-01-15 18:37

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency employee who set off a statewide panic on Saturday morning by sending out a false alarm about an incoming ballistic missile has been temporarily reassigned, but there are no plans to fire him or identify him publicly, a state official said.

Arts & Entertainment

2018-01-15 15:26

The 11th annual Community Cares fundraiser takes place next weekend at Old Kona Airport Park’s Makaeo Events Pavilion in Kailua-Kona.

Local Sports

2018-01-14 18:37

HONOLULU — Tom Hoge was too caught up watching college basketball in his hotel room to be bothered with a push alert — a false alarm, as it turned out — that a ballistic missile was headed toward Hawaii.

Obituaries

2018-01-14 00:06

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Opinion

2018-01-15 07:29

The Hawaii Department of Transportation decided to defer most roadway capacity projects in 2016. This is why there won’t be a lot of new roads constructed statewide going forward. I didn’t agree with this arbitrary decision, as I believe there is a way to continue the much-needed capacity program, along with maintaining the existing inventory of state roads and highways.

Nation & World

2018-01-15 12:56

ATLANTA — Martin Luther King Jr.’s children and the pastor of an Atlanta church where he preached decried disparaging remarks President Donald Trump is said to have made about African countries, while protests between Haitian immigrants and Trump supporters broke out near the president’s Florida resort Monday, the official federal holiday honoring King.

Lifestyle

2018-01-15 18:37

Killing flies and cockroaches is no longer a disagreeable task after the invention of the Bug-A-Salt, a plastic shotgun that fires salt at the bugs, knocking them out and leaving them ready for the garbage.