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Kenoi pulls plug on incinerator plan

Citing uncertainty about oil prices and instability in the ownership of the state’s electric utility, Mayor Billy Kenoi on Friday yanked the plug on a proposed waste-to-energy incinerator.

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Study shows race, ethnicity and poverty impact childhood asthma more than where a person lives

For more than 50 years, researchers have described childhood asthma as a plague of the inner city — urban areas where 20 percent or more of the population lives below the poverty line. But a new study by researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine suggests that isn’t true, and that race, ethnicity and poverty are more closely associated with the lung disease than location in urban neighborhoods.

HPA students performing Feb. 6

Kindergarteners and first-graders at Hawaii Preparatory Academy will present “Hansel and Gretel Eat Right!” at 2:15 p.m. Feb. 6. The musical performance, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Gates Performing Arts Center on the school’s upper campus in Waimea.