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Island Life: 9-21-17

| Sep 21 2017 - 12:05am | Comments

Sunset glows at Honokohau Harbor.

  1. | Posted: Sep 11 2017 - 12:05am

    KAILUA-KONA — One year after its inception, Kona’s bikeshare program is rolling right along.

  2. | Posted: Sep 11 2017 - 12:05am

    BEACON ROCK STATE PARK, Wash. — As night fell last Monday in the Columbia River Gorge, the Oregon slopes burned as if carpet-bombed from above. Winds acted like bellows in a hearth to supercharge the flames spread by embers flying from ridge to ridge. Stands of trees that matured over decades — sometimes centuries — were engulfed within minutes.

  3. | Posted: Sep 10 2017 - 8:05pm

    A man suffered serious burns while trying to douse a structure fire that broke out Saturday in the Volcano area.

  4. | Posted: Sep 10 2017 - 8:05pm

    HONOLULU — A $100 million public housing project has been further delayed after Hawaii officials voted to end a partnership with a private developer.

  5. | Posted: Sep 10 2017 - 8:05pm

    PEPEEKEO — Eight people were taken by ambulance to Hilo Medical Center for treatment as a result of an early Sunday morning apartment building fire in Pepeekeo.

  6. | Posted: Sep 10 2017 - 8:05pm

    MIAMI — Hurricane Irma gave Florida a coast-to-coast pummeling with winds up to 130 mph Sunday, swamping homes and boats, knocking out power to millions and toppling massive construction cranes over the Miami skyline.

  7. | Posted: Sep 10 2017 - 8:05pm

    HONOLULU — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against the Blood Bank of Hawaii claiming it wrongfully fired an employee battling cancer after she ran out of sick days.

  8. | Posted: Sep 10 2017 - 8:05pm

    HILO — Hawaii’s students are making strides in their ACT college exam scores, though their performance as a whole still trails some of their counterparts nationally, according to test score data for the class of 2017 released this week.

  9. | Posted: Sep 10 2017 - 12:06am

    Many of us think of terrazzo — a composite including chips of various stones and glass — as a utilitarian flooring material, something you see in lobbies or hallways.

  10. | Posted: Sep 10 2017 - 12:06am

    The first weeks of school can be the perfect time to reboot a child’s bedroom.

  11. Posted: Sep 10 2017 - 12:06am

    Project grad open house Tuesday

  12. | Posted: Sep 10 2017 - 12:05am

    WAIKOLOA — Nearly 40 professional and amateur poke chefs diced, sliced and mixed their raw fish creations Saturday vying to be crowned best in the trade during the 10th Annual Great Poke Contest at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott.

  13. | Posted: Sep 10 2017 - 12:05am

    HILO — Walter “Waltah” Pacheco, a Hilo radio personality whose unique on-air pidgin style made him a must listen for many from the 1970s to the early 2000s, died Aug. 31 at home. He was 78.

  14. | Posted: Sep 10 2017 - 12:05am

    The state of Hawaii is recalculating the effects of a nuclear missile strike on the isles after North Korea on Sunday conducted what experts believe was a more than 100-kiloton nuclear test that may have been a hydrogen bomb.

  15. | Posted: Sep 9 2017 - 9:02pm

    HILO — Hawaii County’s hiring practices, long a source of complaints of unfairness and favoritism, are sharply criticized in a report released last week by the county’s legislative auditor.