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Arts & Entertainment

2015-04-17 06:20

“No curtain. No scenery.” This was Thornton Wilder’s simple set directions for his revolutionary, minimalistic production of “Our Town,” which won him the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1938. During an era of elaborate sets and frivolous theatrics, Wilder’s style stood out as original, and “Our Town” became his greatest and best-known work as a playwright. The Aloha Performing Art Company’s production of “Our Town” opens at 7:30 p.m. today at the Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu and runs through May 3.

Volcano Update

2015-04-17 11:57

Three areas of breakouts remained active in the upslope portion of the June 27 lava flow, the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported Friday.

State & Regional

2015-04-19 00:05

HONOLULU — The Navy said it spent $1.35 million to clean up munitions-related items from Ordy Pond, a 10,000-year-old limestone sinkhole on the old Barbers Point Naval Air Station that’s helped point to when Polynesians first colonized Oahu.

Obituaries

2015-04-18 00:05

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Opinion

2015-04-19 00:05

WASHINGTON — In oral arguments Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear the government defend its kleptocratic behavior while administering an indefensible law. The Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 is among the measures by which New Dealers tried and failed to regulate and mandate America back to prosperity. Seventy-eight years later, it is the government’s reason for stealing Marvin and Laura Horne’s raisins.

Nation & World

2015-04-19 00:05

HAVANA — At least two dissidents made it past a first round of voting and are standing as candidates in municipal elections that will be watched on and off the island Sunday as an unprecedented test of Cuba’s single-party system.