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Volcano Update

2015-08-23 01:30

In early 1918, visitors swarmed to Kilauea Volcano to see a splendid show. The molten lake in Halemaumau had been rising and the pit was almost full. Soon lava spilled over the crater rim onto the floor of Kilauea’s summit caldera, destroying part of an automobile road, as well as the visitor viewing area near the rim.

Local news

2015-08-28 01:30

A veil of secrecy was drawn tightly around a hearing Wednesday and Thursday over pay and benefit packages for the county’s 14 Fire Department battalion chiefs, who say their compensation has not kept pace with their unionized counterparts in the department.

Arts & Entertainment

2015-08-28 02:15

The father of bluegrass music, Bill Monroe said that bluegrass music has brought more people together, and made more friends, than any music in the world. On Friday, Kona residents will make new friends as bluegrass musician and composer Peter Rowan takes the stage at Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu before heading to Hilo for a Saturday show at The Polynesian Room.

Local Features

2015-08-28 01:30

Clouds over Mauna Kea appear like steam rising out of a volcano. Jerry McGregor/Community Contributor


2015-08-28 01:31

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Nation & World


2015-08-25 01:31

With autumn winking at me from the horizon, Labor Day grilling takes on a whole new significance. I’ve either worked my rusty old charcoal grill to the bone over the summer and I’m looking for something a little different to wrap up the season, or I’m swimming in regret over not grilling enough and I’m looking for a quick, satisfying recipe that will make me feel like I’ve accomplished something this summer.