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Police arrest 22 for DUI

During the week of Sept. 8 through Sunday, Hawaii Island police arrested 22 motorists for allegedly driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes.

County plans Kealakekua road repair for Thursday

The Public Works Department will repair a depression in the Mamalahoa Highway and Halekii Street intersection southbound lane will be repaired between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday. Special off duty police officers will direct motorists around the work area in Kealakekua.

UH selected as a finalist to host Obama Presidential Library

The Barack Obama Foundation issued a request for proposal today to the University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, Columbia University and University of Hawaii, all of which submitted their qualifications to host the future Obama Presidential Library earlier this year.

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College soccer: Vulcans men sink Chaminade

The match was scoreless, but the University of Hawaii at Hilo achieved its first objective — forming a solid structure defensively — in the early-going against Chaminade.

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Beets are at their best

Many cooks avoid beets because their red-purple pigment can be hard to work with and that “earthy” flavor can be a bit much. Since they are available now in pre-peeled, pre-cooked packages, they are super-easy to use, especially in salads. What other vegetable can you think of that has only 52 to 55 calories in a whole cup? One cup of cooked beets also offers more than 3 grams of fiber and a good helping of folate, magnesium and potassium. The small ones are generally more tender than large ones. If you are cooking them from raw and fresh, buy them with their greens attached, but remove all except one inch of the stems when you get them home, and store in the refrigerator. When ready to use, wash gently so as not to damage the thin skin and make them “bleed” color or nutrients.

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