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2015-10-04 01:31

Hawaii has a long history of destructive earthquakes. More than 30 magnitude-6.0 or greater earthquakes have impacted the islands since 1868 (or about once every five years), and the chance of a damaging earthquake striking Hawaii in the next 10 years is 50 percent.

Local news

2015-10-04 01:31

Volunteers across the state headed to the beach on Saturday for the first ever Bleachapalooza, a grassroots effort to monitor bleached coral by utilizing trained snorkel and dive volunteers.

Arts & Entertainment

2015-10-02 13:40

Hawaii’s ukulele sound is booming nationwide. The popularity of ukulele festivals and community play groups saw the National Association of Music Merchants recently report a 54 percent jump in ukulele sales. For a month beginning Friday at Hilo’s Wailoa Arts and Cultural Center, the Big Island Ukulele Guild will exhibit instruments, share building techniques and invite all to play-a-long kanikapila jam sessions.

Local Sports


2015-10-02 01:31

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2015-10-03 01:30

It was likely embarrassing for the United Nations Human Rights Council when, in a statement released last week and attributed to a group of human-rights experts, it called on Saudi Arabia to immediately halt executions of children. After all, Saudi Arabia is a member of the board.

Nation & World

2015-10-04 01:31

WASHINGTON — In a forceful speech to an influential gay rights group, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday reaffirmed her support for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans just hours before Vice President Joe Biden, contemplating his own presidential run, was to address the organization.


2015-10-04 01:30

Last year, William and Laura Baird got rid of half of their kids’ toys, half of their kitchen’s contents and a third of the family’s clothes. It wasn’t just de-cluttering — they also ditched almost three-quarters of their home’s square footage, moving from a three-bedroom house into the 440-square-foot cabin on wheels that they share with their three children, three cats and a hamster.