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Volcano Update

2016-02-07 01:30

In 1880-1881, a lava flow from Mauna Loa came very close to entering Hilo Bay. In trying to reconstruct the timeline of this flow for a recent Volcano Awareness Month presentation, we tracked down many old place names mentioned in newspaper reports of the lava’s progress. One such name that came up repeatedly is Kalanakamaa gulch (“kahawai o Kalanakamaa”).

Local news

2016-02-09 09:30

From Feb. 1 through 7, Hawaii Island police arrested 21 motorists for suspected driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes.

Local Features

2016-02-09 01:31

This year for Valentine’s Day, how about lighting your sweetheart’s fire with some definitively spicy edibles? These might pair nicely with a glass of bubbly, too. When you turn up the heat, romantic sparks are likely to ignite. At the very least, you’ll start a conversation…maybe more.

Obituaries

2016-02-08 01:31

Editor’s note: Obituaries are published free of charge as a public service. The content is subject to editing to ensure parity treatment and style continuity.