Cross stolen from Hilo church

The cross is Christianity’s most prominent and cherished symbol, so the pastor and parishioners of a Hilo church were stunned when a 7-foot-tall cross was stolen last week from the front lawn of their house of worship.

Hawaii veterans talk doctor shortages

HONOLULU — Veterans told U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono they face a shortage of doctors on Maui, Molokai and the Big Island, which has contributed to the long wait times they endured seeking medical treatment across the island chain.

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IRS repeats warning about phone scams

The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration continue to hear from taxpayers who have received unsolicited calls from individuals demanding payment while fraudulently claiming to be from the IRS.

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Cross stolen from Hilo church

The cross is Christianity’s most prominent and cherished symbol, so the pastor and parishioners of a Hilo church were stunned when a 7-foot-tall cross was stolen last week from the front lawn of their house of worship.

Tropical Storm Lowell continues to churn in E. Pacific

Tropical Storm Lowell continues to pack 50 mph winds Wednesday morning as it moves toward the northwest about 775 miles southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, National Hurricane Center forecasters said.

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A freediver looks through an opening in an akule bait ball in Kailua Bay. Bo Pardau/Community Contributor

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