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2015-04-25 06:08

HILO – If this was the second season for the Waiakea softball team, Coach Bo Saiki had an uncomfortable feeling early on Friday afternoon that it was starting just like the regular season began.

Volcano Update

2015-04-25 09:14

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has been abuzz since Thursday night as visitors and local residents flocked to Kilauea caldera to catch a glimpse of the spattering lava lake as it rose toward the rim of Overlook Crater.

Local Features

2015-04-25 00:05

Sun shines through a hole in the clouds off Kailua-Kona. Jenine Paul/Community Contributor

State & Regional

2015-04-25 06:10

LIHUE, Kauai — What’s fury like a fox, weighs as much as a mouse and leaves its roost in the trees only at night to consume 40 percent of its body weight in a feast of mosquitoes and other nocturnal bugs?

Obituaries

2015-04-24 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

2015-04-25 00:05

When he greeted Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi at the White House last week, President Barack Obama said the Iraqis and their allies, including the United States, had made “serious progress” in pushing Islamic State out of Iraqi territory. That’s true, but the enemy is far from vanquished either in Iraq or in Syria. The most optimistic outlook is for a campaign that will continue well into next year and perhaps beyond.

Nation & World

2015-04-25 06:13

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 926 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest. It was the worst tremor to hit the poor South Asian nation in over 80 years.

Lifestyle

2015-04-24 06:03

“24 Days” — A fact-based drama inspired by Ilan Halimi, a Jewish cellphone salesman who was held captive in Paris for 24 days while his family was blackmailed. With Zabou Breitman, Pascal Elbe and Jacques Gamblin. Written by Antoine Lacomblez, Emilie Freche and Alexandre Arcady. Directed by Arcady. In French with English subtitles. (1:48) NR.