Pu’u Kahauale’a has been buried slowly by the Pu‘u O‘o eruption over the years, and the ongoing June 27th flow has nearly finished the job. This photo shows Pu’u Kahauale’a on Friday. Only the highest parts of Pu’u Kahauale’a's twin craters remain.
Visitors and residents alike are reminded about rules and safety issues for Oahu’s offshore islets, primarily Mokulua Islands off Lanikai Beach. An increased number of conservation enforcement officers is expected to patrol the area during the holiday weekend.
State officials and health insurance exchange board members discussed how to save the financially troubled Hawaii Health Connector in a meeting Friday at the state Capitol. Connector board members Richard Keene, left, Calvin Hutton and Joanne Kealoha; Clifford Alakai, Connector board chairman; and Jeff Kissel, executive director of the Hawaii Health Connector, listened to questions.
Alfred Bloom, a professor emeritus at the University of Hawaii and an authority on Shin Buddhism, with his beloved statue of Amida Buddha in his Kailua home. He obtained the Tokugawa-era statue in 1958 in Japan. Bloom, who converted to Shin Buddhism more than four decades ago, has written extensively on the faith and on the teachings of its founder, Shinran Shonin.
"Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases," Louis Brandeis famously wrote in 1913, three years before ascending to the U.S. Supreme Court. "Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants."