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2015-05-29 05:28

Hawaii Electric Light Co.’s selection of Ormat Nevada Inc. to build the next geothermal power plant in Puna received a positive recommendation this month from an independent observer.

Arts & Entertainment

2015-05-29 02:05

Legendary musician Mark Knopfler described heaven as a place where folk and jazz music meet the blues. If that’s the case, then heaven is making a special trip to the Big Island June 4 through 7 for the Fourth Annual Big Island Jazz &Blues Festival at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.

Local Features

2015-05-29 00:05

A yellow butterfly fish swims May 2 along the coral in Honaunau Bay. Barry Fackler/Community Contributor


2015-05-29 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.


2015-05-29 00:05

In a May 17 letter in West Hawaii Today, Rick Bennett compared the loss in of the SSC (Superconducting Super Collider) many years ago in California to the potential loss of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project to Hawaii. His point was to show life goes on and there were no serious consequences. This analogy is inaccurate and needs to be refuted with the facts.

Nation & World

2015-05-29 00:05

BEIJING — Responding to sharply-worded comments from the U.S. defense secretary, China on Thursday defended its building of artificial islands in the South China Sea and accused Washington of stirring up trouble in the economically vital region.


2015-05-29 00:05

“Aloha” — A military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumph and reconnects with an old flame while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him. With Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams. Written and directed by Cameron Crowe. (1:45) PG-13.