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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

2016-02-08 13:58

Hawaii Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a pair of Everlast boxing gloves that have the signatures of numerous boxers and referees who participated in the 1984 Olympic Games. The gloves were removed from a home in Hawaiian Beaches, possibly in mid-January.

State & Regional

Local Sports

2016-02-08 01:30

The 2016 list recognizes the biggest fish caught on rod and reel (except for opakapaka and onaga, which hand line catches are accepted) in West Hawaii waters in each of 22 categories. In each catagory, fish are listed by species, weight, angler, skipper, boat and date. The list is updated every Monday throughout the year (copyright 2016 by Jim Rizzuto). If a selection has been overlooked, call 885-4208 or send an e-mail to

Local Features

2016-02-08 11:16

A new South Korean film was released this past Friday at Pearlridge Consolidated theatres: “A Melody to Remember” directed by Han Lee. Here is the synopses provided by CJ America.


2016-02-08 01:31

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2016-02-08 11:09

WASHINGTON — Settling unhappily into his Super Bowl seat, Himalayan high behind the end zone, Joe spots an empty seat low and on the 50-yard line. He descends to it and asks the man seated next to him why the wonderful seat is unoccupied.

Nation & World

2016-02-08 11:39

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus and the mosquitoes that spread it here and abroad, but says “there shouldn’t be a panic on this.”