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Volcano Update

2017-03-28 09:59

Around Pahala are several ash layers composed of fine-grained volcanic deposits, generally called “soil.” The ashes are a mixture of altered glass, rare vitric (glassy) shards, Pele’s hair, pumice, and olivine crystals. They are derived from pristine ash-fall deposits, weathered and reworked ash, and sediments. Ancient soil horizons are present in some localities.

State & Regional

2017-03-28 08:45

HONOLULU (AP) — A year and a half after Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed the city’s accessory dwelling unit into law, nearly 150 applications have been approved for permits allowing homeowners to have the units on their property.

Arts & Entertainment

2017-03-24 01:05

Music lovers seeking something out of the ordinary and uplifting can head to Ocean’s Bar and Grill from 8 to 11 p.m. tonight to hear the five-piece, alternative-reggae band “Rootz Within.” Band members from Minnesota, now living on Hawaii Island, perform uplifting jam songs in hopes of spreading a positive message through music, culture and friendship. Their mission is to make an impact on today’s world through inspiring audiences with their performance art.

Local Sports

2017-03-28 10:23

KAILUA-KONA — Looking to get back on track after painful back-to-back losses, Kealakehe shored up its shaky defense and allowed its potent offense to go to work in an 11-9 home victory over the visiting Division I rival Hilo on Saturday.

Local Features

2017-03-28 10:03

This one is new to me: Apparently today is National Something-on-a-Stick Day. I’m not sure if the concept is strictly referencing food, but that’s how I’m playing it. We can call them kebabs or skewers or en brochette; they can be metal or wooden or some other type of spear. Whatever we call them, it is fast and easy to put together a meal on sticks.


2017-03-28 00:05

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Nation & World

2017-03-28 14:00

WASHINGTON — Declaring an end to what he’s called “the war on coal,” President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that eliminates numerous restrictions on fossil fuel production, breaking with leaders across the globe who have embraced cleaner energy sources.


2017-03-28 10:03

Fresh fettuccini, turkey sausage, onion and green bell pepper combine to make a comforting quick dinner. Fresh pasta is available in most supermarkets. It takes only 3 to 4 minutes to cook. Adding the cooked pasta to the skillet with the other ingredients helps it to combine with the sauce and vegetables. Peppery arugula with pine nuts complete the meal. The best way to cook pasta is to let it roll freely in a large saucepan with plenty of boiling water.