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Volcano Update

2017-05-27 22:54

Eruptions are not the only hazard created by volcanoes. They can create havoc millions of years after their fires have grown cold, because with time, their deposits can weaken to produce landslides. This happens because volcanic deposits are commonly rich in volcanic glass, a non-crystalline form of silica. In wet climates, this glass can readily transform into soft, weak minerals (primarily clay) through chemical weathering.

Arts & Entertainment

2017-05-26 07:08

The late jazz singer and songwriter, Nina Simone, described jazz as not just music, but a way of life, a way of being and a way of thinking. The Honokaa High School band is fortunate to be under the direction of dedicated teacher, Gary Washburn who brings this philosophy to life and will take his students to perform in this year’s Big Island Jazz &Blues Festival June 1 to 4 at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.

Local Features

2017-05-29 00:05

On May 20, members of Coast Guard Auxiliary Kona Flotilla were on hand to offer vessel safety checks and pass out safe boating and safe paddling information at Honokohau Small Boat Harbor. The annual National Safe Boating Week, this year from May 20-26, was sponsored by the National Safe Boating Council and other nationwide safe boating organization.


2017-05-29 00:05

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Nation & World

2017-05-29 00:05

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering overhauling his White House staff and bringing back top campaign strategists, frustrated by what he views as his team’s inability to contain the burgeoning crisis involving alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.