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2017-04-29 20:23

On June 13, 1950, Honolulu was suddenly blanketed by the thickest haze seen since recordkeeping began there in 1906. Interestingly, the haze was first noticed four days earlier at Johnston Island, 800 miles southwest of Oahu, and then on June 12 at Wake Island, 1,500 miles west-southwest. The total area covered by the dense haze layer was estimated to be 1.2 million square miles.

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Local Features

2017-04-30 00:05

It is a fine day for a drive wherever you live on our beautiful island. Rain or shine, your drive should include Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens. This hidden gem in the emerald rainforests near Hilo is home to tigers, macaws and all kinds of wildlife. It is also known for the great collections of palms, bamboos, cycads and tropical rhododendrons. Today, there is a big plant sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with around 20 vendors. Hawaii Island Palm Society will be giving away rare palm seed and at noon Tim Brian will lead a palm tour. Even if you live on the Kona side, it is a beautiful drive to view all the spring flowering trees like ohia, jacaranda, silver oak and African tulips along the way.

Obituaries

2017-04-29 00:05

Editor’s note: Obituaries are published free of charge as a public service. The content is subject to editing to ensure parity treatment and style continuity.

Opinion

2017-04-30 00:05

I would like to share with you something that happened to me and my partner recently at Ray’s on the Bay. It’s something I feel is worth sharing as it was a testament to the spirit of aloha and the progressive stance that Hawaii takes to support people from all walks of life. It is acts of kindness like the example that follows that will strengthen our community rather than divide us.

Lifestyle

2017-04-28 00:05

PRIPYAT, Ukraine — A bulletin board in the Ukrainian town of Pripyat still bears an edition of the Sovietsky Patriot newspaper, dated three days before the nuclear explosion that turned the city into one of the world’s most baleful ghost towns.