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State & Regional

2015-05-23 00:05

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Dawn Silsbee and her siblings never knew their Uncle Bert — he died years before they were born. But they saw what his loss did to their family.

Arts & Entertainment

2015-05-22 02:25

Dozens of talented Chamber Orchestra of Kona musicians — all volunteers ranging in age from 10 to 84 — will take the stage May 31 at the Sheraton Kona Resort &Spa at Keauhou Bay to present “Symphonic Sensations!”

Local Features

2015-05-24 00:05

In 1997, the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery was established in North Kona. At that time, the area was dry and full of weeds. The only inhabitants were the goats that foraged for food throughout the area. Because of limited funding, only an access road and a 2-acre burial area enclosed by a chain-link fence were installed. By 2004, veterans and community volunteers realized a need to rehabilitate and beautify the area to make it a place fitting for the final resting place of veterans. The goal was to reforest the area surrounding the burial plots with native plants. This would be the foundation of restoring the lowland dry forest that once flourished there.

Obituaries

2015-05-22 00:05

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.

Opinion

2015-05-24 00:06

WASHINGTON — The Revolutionary War and Civil War ended in Virginia, which was involved, by the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon, in the beginning of today’s war with radical Islam. Now a Virginia senator is determined that today’s war shall not continue indefinitely without the legitimacy conferred by congressional involvement congruent with the Constitution’s text and history.

Nation & World

2015-05-24 00:05

WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month.