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Quarantine order issued to stop movement of Oahu pigs

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture has issued a quarantine order stopping the movement of pigs on Oahu after an outbreak of a serious swine disease, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus, or PEDv, was confirmed on a farm in Waianae Valley. PEDv causes significant sickness in swine and causes high mortality in piglets. The virus only affects pigs and does not pose a risk to humans or pets. It is not a food safety concern.

Kona man faces theft, drug charges

A Kona man has been charged with 16 offenses stemming from the break-in of a car on Oct. 28, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

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Mariota might be playing his last game at Autzen

EUGENE, Ore. — Many people believe that Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is bound for the NFL after this season is over. That means Saturday’s game against Colorado could be the junior’s last at Autzen Stadium.

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Island Life | 11-22-14

A cactus blooms at the Makaeo Walking and Jogging path at Old Kona Airport Park. Debbi Scheid/Community Contributor

Big Island resident selected as official artist for 2015 National Cherry Blossom Festival

Illustrator and Hawaii Island resident Jing Jing Tsong has been selected as the 2015 National Cherry Blossom Festival Official Artist. Her work, which features vibrant compositions, combines traditional printmaking with digital techniques. Tsong created a one-of-a-kind piece exclusively for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. An annual collector’s item, this artwork will be on the official poster and various merchandise.

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