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2015-05-27 15:07

Hawaii Island is known to some as the “healing island,” a name that suits the area that’s home to a plethora of alternative healing methods available to island visitors and residents.

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

2015-05-27 00:05

Saffron finches perch on a branch in Waikoloa Village. Ken Hughes/Community Contributor

Obituaries

2015-05-26 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

2015-05-27 00:05

A new law threatens to smother what is left of civil society. Russia has just taken another step toward pernicious use of the law to buttress the authoritarian whims of its leader. Both houses of parliament recently passed legislation that would allow the government to label as “undesirable” — in effect, to outlaw — any foreign or international organizations deemed a threat to the “defensive capabilities or security of the state, to the public order, or to the health of the population.” President Vladimir Putin then signed the bill into law. This is the legal version of a blank check for repression.

Nation & World

2015-05-27 06:10

WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — Deadly severe weather over the long holiday weekend tested government alert and evacuation procedures, as officials scrambled to deal with storms and historic flooding that left more than a dozen people dead and a similar number missing.