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A raccoon butterflyfish looks for morsels of food in a collector urchin in Kahaluu Bay. Laurie Sigel/Community Contributor
Should be a good Super Bowl this Sunday. And the most talked-about play of the game could be the sandwich platter you serve at halftime. These delicious, make-ahead wraps are easy to assemble and require no utensils at mealtime. Tortillas team up with bold flavors and fresh ingredients for a colorful presentation. Make several varieties, add chips and beer, and get ready to score some compliments.
West Hawaii residents have a new place to buy their kicks.
Hualalai is seen on a clear day from Kailua Bay behind Kona Inn. Donna Goodale/Community Contributor
Unwanted fireworks to be collected
Seminar explores personalities and preferences
The Hawaii County Police Department is asking for the public’s help in processing court bench warrants.
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.
A curlew is spotted along the beach by Kiholo Bay. Susan Geiser/Community Contributor
Volcano talk offered at Old Kona Airport Park
A trip to so called Third World countries of the tropics can be very enlightening in some unexpected ways. We are on our way to French Polynesia and plan to travel by local transportation to a few of the less developed islands like Huahine, Tahaa and Raiatea. We plan to learn more about what tropical fruits besides banana, breadfuit and coconut are used and how this is related to the health of the islanders.
A pink hibiscus blooms. Suzy Coyne/Community Contributor
Knights of Columbus ask to pick, donate excess produce
FoodCorps seeks healthy food advocates