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Pilot safe after ditching 253 miles from Maui

HONOLULU — The pilot of a single engine Cirrus SR-22 aircraft that ran out of fuel is safe after ditching his aircraft 253 miles northeast of Maui Sunday, according to the Coast Guard.

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June 27 flow remains stalled

The Sunday morning assessment of the June 27 lava flow from Kilauea volcano shows the original flow front and south margin breakout remain stalled, according to Hawaii County Civil Defense.

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How progressive is our system?

On Jan. 15, the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) released a report ranking the states in terms of how progressive their tax systems are. A “progressive” tax system is one that asks wealthier taxpayers to pay more of their income than poorer taxpayers. Most states rely upon some form of net income tax and some form of sales tax. Sales taxes tend to have flat rates and, therefore, are regressive. Income taxes tend to have brackets, with taxpayers with higher incomes are exposed to higher tax rates and are progressive.

Island Life | 1-25-15

A curlew is spotted along the beach by Kiholo Bay. Susan Geiser/Community Contributor

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