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Harvesting tips for tropical fruit

In temperate climates, fall is usually harvest season. In the tropics, crops ripen year-round. For those who want to harvest their fruit at its peak and have it last on the shelf or in transit, specific advice can be helpful.

The second most unfair tax system? Really?

Recently, the online site WalletHub published a 50-state study called “2014’s Most &Least Fair State Tax Systems.” Local media and the Huffington Post, among others, wrote about the study which ranked Hawaii’s tax system 49th out of 50, in the order of fairness. Some candidates for political office pointed to the study as evidence that our tax system is broken and needs to be fixed … perhaps under that candidate’s leadership if elected.

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Satin Dolls Cabaret coming to the Aloha Theatre Saturday

The Satin Dolls Cabaret show will return to the Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu for a 7:30 p.m. show Saturday. The performance pairs dance and jazz as it was originally featured in cabaret shows. The show features Binti Bailey and the Satin Dolls dancing to the live music of the Casablanca Jazz Quartet. Reserved seats are on sale at

A Night on ‘Mars’

The PISCES STARS program concluded with an out-of-this-world experience for three Hawaii Island high school students — they spent Labor Day weekend on “Mars” via the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation habitat on Mauna Loa, making them the first students ever to stay at the two-story geodesic dome.