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Volcano Update

2017-03-18 17:46

Kilauea Volcano’s summit eruption in Halemaumau Crater began in March 2008. Since that time, countless changes have occurred. The crater enclosing the lava lake (called the Overlook crater) has enlarged through rockfalls, and explosions have thrown spatter around the crater and onto the rim of Halemaumau itself. The lava-lake level has fluctuated, leading to several overflows of lava onto the Halemaumau Crater floor.

Local news

2017-03-24 00:05

HILO — A bill that would have increased Hawaii’s fuel tax to fund state highway improvement projects has died.

State & Regional

2017-03-23 19:45

LIHUE — A judge has ruled that Hawaii Dairy Farms must forego all permits and approvals for construction of a proposed 560-acre dairy in Kauai’s Mahaulepu Valley pending an environmental assessment.

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 Features

2017-03-24 00:05

A double calypso hibiscus is shown in Kona. Viewed from above, the flower looks like a rose. Laurie Sigel/Community Contributor


2017-03-23 00:05

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2017-03-24 00:05

I am a member of the (CERT) Community Emergency Response Team here in Ocean View, and a ham radio operator. Being part of CERT we work closely with other agencies such as the volunteer fire department, Red Cross, Hawaii County Civil Defense, and the National Weather Service.

Nation & World

2017-03-24 00:05

WEST BOUNTIFUL, Utah — A Utah couple was enjoying the final day of their European trip to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary when they were among the crowd of people on London’s Westminster Bridge who were struck by an SUV.