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Arts & Entertainment

2015-05-01 02:05

After spending time with local artist Chris Barela, it’s difficult to determine what is more impressive, his former professional surfing career, or that he is arguably one of the best sculptors and patina artists in the world.

Volcano Update

2015-05-03 00:05

Over the past week, lava has risen within the Halemaumau Overlook crater (active vent at the summit of Kilauea) and overflowed onto the floor of the larger Halemaumau Crater. As a result, visitation to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has skyrocketed. This is understandable because it’s the first time that a lake of lava within Halemaumau Crater has been visible from park visitor overlooks since 1974.

Local Features

2015-05-03 00:05

A few days ago, the United States Tax Court decided a case that is important to small business owners in several states, not just Hawaii. It’s important because 77 percent of small businesses are organized as “pass-through entities,” such as partnerships, limited liability corporations or S corporations, where the business entity doesn’t pay the income taxes associated with the business but its owners do. The question is whether those taxes belong to the business or the individual owners.

Community Bulletin

2015-05-01 18:44

The effort to create a statewide system of medical marijuana dispensaries ended in failure after lawmakers pushed on into literally the latest hour possible trying to reach agreement on the contentious bill.

Obituaries

2015-05-02 05:34

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

2015-05-03 00:05

WASHINGTON — Owning a fragment of history — a Gettysburg bullet, a Coolidge campaign button — is fun, so in 1968 Gregg Bemis became an owner of the Lusitania. This 787-feet-long passenger liner has been beneath 300 feet of water off Ireland’s south coast since a single German torpedo sank it 100 years ago Thursday. It contains the 4 million U.S.-made rifle bullets and other munitions that the ship had been carrying from neutral America to wartime Britain.

Nation & World

Local news

2015-05-03 00:05

Laaloa Beach Park was closed around lunchtime Saturday after a 10-foot tiger shark was spotted off the beach. The beach opened two hours later after a Hawaii County helicopter responded to track the animal but did not sight it.