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Volcano Update

2017-03-18 17:46

Kilauea Volcano’s summit eruption in Halemaumau Crater began in March 2008. Since that time, countless changes have occurred. The crater enclosing the lava lake (called the Overlook crater) has enlarged through rockfalls, and explosions have thrown spatter around the crater and onto the rim of Halemaumau itself. The lava-lake level has fluctuated, leading to several overflows of lava onto the Halemaumau Crater floor.

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Arts & Entertainment

2017-03-24 01:05

Music lovers seeking something out of the ordinary and uplifting can head to Ocean’s Bar and Grill from 8 to 11 p.m. tonight to hear the five-piece, alternative-reggae band “Rootz Within.” Band members from Minnesota, now living on Hawaii Island, perform uplifting jam songs in hopes of spreading a positive message through music, culture and friendship. Their mission is to make an impact on today’s world through inspiring audiences with their performance art.

Local Features

2017-03-24 12:29

Kona Boy Scout Troup 131, from left, Ariihau Barton, Iokewe Ahuna, Paka Mitchell, David Aholelei, Justice Dominguez-Haili, Isaiah Medeiros, West Hawaii Today editor Tom Hasslinger, Kekai Robins and Jovanni Ramirez pose for a photo in front of a library of newspapers at the West Hawaii Today office.


2017-03-23 00:05

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2017-03-24 00:05

I am a member of the (CERT) Community Emergency Response Team here in Ocean View, and a ham radio operator. Being part of CERT we work closely with other agencies such as the volunteer fire department, Red Cross, Hawaii County Civil Defense, and the National Weather Service.

Nation & World

2017-03-24 00:05

WEST BOUNTIFUL, Utah — A Utah couple was enjoying the final day of their European trip to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary when they were among the crowd of people on London’s Westminster Bridge who were struck by an SUV.