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2016-10-24 09:57

The lava lake within Halemaumau Crater at the summit of Kilauea Volcano is creating a scene remindful of a messy barbershop floor, except that it’s acres and acres wide rather than a few square feet. The ground downwind of the crater is strewn with Pele’s hair, and it is almost impossible to avoid stepping on it.

Local news

2016-10-25 19:35

KAILUA-KONA — Chris Brown has spent most of his adult life fishing commercially, but he had two unique experiences on the water Sunday before unexpectedly encountering a familiar face at a most opportune time.

State & Regional


2016-10-25 00:05

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2016-10-25 00:05

WASHINGTON — Though Republican prospects are not quite dead, the autopsy has already begun. Which is probably not a good idea, even in metaphor.

Nation & World

2016-10-25 00:05

WASHINGTON — Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama’s health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That’s sure to stoke another “Obamacare” controversy days before a presidential election.


2016-10-25 00:06

The exciting flavors of Chinese cuisine are captured in this five-spice stir-fried pork. Five-spice powder is a mixture of five ground spices usually consisting of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise and Szechuan peppercorns. It gives a pungent, aromatic flavor to this quick dish. You only need a little for this recipe, but I like to keep it on hand to sprinkle on cooked vegetables, over rice or in salad dressings to create an Asian touch.