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Thanksgiving holiday cooking safety tips

Thanksgiving is all about food and family – turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie and family time. However, preparing holiday goodies can lead to disaster with the kitchen being the starting point of more fires than any other room in the house, and cooking being the leading cause of fires in the home, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

Turkey: It’s all about the leftovers

Your Thanksgiving turkey has maximum appeal at precisely two moments: when the bird first comes out of the oven in all of its golden, glistening splendor, and at the end of the meal, when the bird’s remains — carved into many odd shapes — trigger delicious ideas for using leftovers.

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Un-Taxis?

By now, pretty much everyone has heard about “ridesharing.” Big names in the market are Uber, Lyft and Sidecar. This industry presents itself as an alternative to taxis. If you are at Point A and need transportation to Point B, you pick up your smartphone, fire up an app that matches you with a driver and the driver comes to give you a ride. At the end of the ride, the rider’s credit card is charged, the driver and the service that provides the app both get paid and everyone is happy. At least in theory.

Big Island | Bench Warrants | 11-7-14

Whenever an individual ignores a court summons or traffic citation, a bench warrant for failure to appear in court is issued for that person’s arrest. Although most people respond, some do not. Over time, this lack of response creates a sizable backlog causing law enforcement to seek out residents. Although the Hawaii County Police Department can make warrant arrests in public areas, at places of employment, or in front of family and friends, it prefers that residents report directly to them.