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Volcano Update

2017-04-15 20:37

An estimated 1,500 visitors a day hike across the lava flow fields to view the ocean entry and search for active lava breakouts. Round-trip walking distance is far; a one-way trip to the ocean entry from Kalapana is around 4 miles. Add the chase for active lava, milling about, and your hike will quickly add up to more than 10 miles when you return.

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2017-04-29 00:05

A purple Allamanda blooms against a blue Kona sky with a large cactus about to bloom next to it. Laurie Sigel/Community Contributor

Obituaries

2017-04-29 00:05

Editor’s note: Obituaries are published free of charge as a public service. The content is subject to editing to ensure parity treatment and style continuity.

Opinion

2017-04-29 00:05

The automobile takes a lot of criticism, some of it deserved. Yes, they consume fossil fuels and contribute to air pollution, but engineers are working on that and things have gotten much better. The worrisome criticism is the number of fatalities and injuries. It’s not as safe as airlines, but then Island Air does not come to my door. Not quite as safe as buses that only pass my community six times a day (or not) and seldom go where I need to. What if I need to go to three places or 10? Think of the things you could not do without your car.

Nation & World

2017-04-28 20:43

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is once again taking aim at a federal appeals court district that covers Western states, saying he is considering breaking up a circuit that is a longtime target of Republicans and is where his first travel ban was halted.

Lifestyle

2017-04-28 00:05

PRIPYAT, Ukraine — A bulletin board in the Ukrainian town of Pripyat still bears an edition of the Sovietsky Patriot newspaper, dated three days before the nuclear explosion that turned the city into one of the world’s most baleful ghost towns.