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  • | Jul 14 2017 - 12:06am

    WAIMEA — Fire officials have determined the point of origin in a brush fire that scorched 2,200 acres of Waimea pasture last week.

  • | Jul 14 2017 - 12:06am

    HONOLULU — In another setback for President Donald Trump, a federal judge in Hawaii has further weakened his already diluted travel ban by vastly expanding the list of family relationships with U.S. citizens that visa applicants can use to get into the U.S.

  • | Jul 14 2017 - 12:06am

    PARIS — President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron set aside lingering differences on climate change during their meeting in France on Thursday, asserting that it shouldn’t prevent them from working together toward a post-war roadmap for Syria and to enhance Mideast security.

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Volcano Update

2017-07-14 09:26

The new “Geologic map of the northeast flank of Mauna Loa volcano, Island of Hawaii,” the culmination of many years of work by Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologists, was recently published by the U.S. Geological Survey. The work was spearheaded by John P. Lockwood (affectionately known as “Mr. Mauna Loa”), who is now retired from USGS and HVO, and Frank Trusdell, HVO’s current Mauna Loa Project geologist.

State & Regional

2017-07-19 09:16

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission has accepted a utility company’s updated plan that details how it will reach the state’s 100 percent renewable energy goal five years ahead of schedule.

Arts & Entertainment

2017-07-21 00:35

The classic Greek philosopher Plato said music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything. If he had the opportunity to listen to Kona artist Binti Bailey, his philosophical pronouncement would be confirmed ten times over.

Local Features

2017-07-21 00:06

A pink hibiscus blooms in Opihihale. (Terri Olsem/Community Contributor)


2017-07-21 00:06

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. Date of publication cannot be guaranteed. Memorial advertisements may be purchased through the newspaper advertising department.


2017-07-21 00:06

Depleted uranium (DU) is seen as an emerging environmental pollutant introduced primarily by military activity. The previous use of DU within Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) followed by repeated live-fire exercises, as are currently occurring, provide a serious threat to public health.

Nation & World

2017-07-21 00:06

CARACAS, Venezuela — A nationwide strike against plans to rewrite the constitution shut down much of Venezuelan’s capital Thursday before erupting into sporadic violence that left at least two young men dead.


2017-07-18 00:06

If summer’s heat has left you feeling bitter and over-extracted, think cold-brew, as in cold-brewed coffee. Fans say cold-brew is less bitter than coffee that has been subjected to heat. While there are gadgets for producing cold-brew, you can make it with no special equipment. This technique is so low-tech that anyone with running water can enjoy it.