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2017-02-20 00:05

KALAPANA — It was hot with the faintest hint of breeze as Ethan Doctor drove a pickup truck down a bumpy road on his family’s 215-acre ranch in Kalapana. In one of the paddocks, a few dozen cows rested in the shade of a tall Hawaiian ulu (breadfruit) tree. Calves no more than 2 months old stood by their mothers. A bull with curving horns stared at a group of visitors as their feet crunched over broken lava rock.

Arts & Entertainment

2017-02-17 02:05

Albert Einstein said dancers are the athletes of God. After watching the dancers of Ailey II perform, audience members will have no doubt this is true. Known globally for fusing together the strong performances of young dancers, with the creativity and spirited devotion of today’s up and coming choreographers, Ailey II brings its artistic vision to Kahilu Theatre at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Local Features

2017-02-20 00:05

A cactus fruits along the Makaeo Walking and Jogging Path at Old Kona Airport Park. Bob Viggers/Community Contributor

Obituaries

2017-02-20 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

2017-02-20 00:05

In response to Dr. Kwiat’s letter Feb. 12,“Taxing condos not worth teachers’ wants,” I can’t help reflect on how many teachers I know whose simple wants include affordable housing, and a decent, living wage to support their families.

Nation & World

2017-02-20 13:24

WASHINGTON — Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers due to a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or unauthorized drug use by VA employees since 2009, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press.