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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.

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.


2015-10-06 01:30

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2015-10-06 01:30

WASHINGTON — Following the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College, a “smoldering” (as one commentator put it) President Barack Obama gave a revealing speech — a clarification, a culmination, of much that had come before. “What has become routine,” he said, “of course, is the response of those who oppose any kind of commonsense gun legislation. Right now, I can imagine the press releases being cranked out. ‘We need more guns,’ they’ll argue. … Does anybody believe that?” “This is a political choice we make,” he claimed, “to allow this to happen every few months in America.”

Nation & World

2015-10-06 16:37

VALPARAISO, Chile — President Barack Obama declared new marine sanctuaries in Lake Michigan and the tidal waters of Maryland on Monday, while Chile blocked off more than 200,000 square miles of the Pacific Ocean near the world-famous Easter Island from commercial fishing and oil and gas exploration.


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.