White smoke is spewed out in Owakudani valley of Mount Hakone where increased earthquake activity is found, in Hakone town, about 50 miles southwest of Tokyo, Thursday, May 7, 2015. Japanese authorities have closed part of the popular hot springs area to the public because of fears a volcano might erupt.
Rainbow Wahine track and field athletes Rachel Toliver and Alex Porlier Langlois are headed to the NCAA West Preliminary Round in Austin, Texas. Toliver qualified for the triple jump and Porlier Langlois returns for a second year in the discus and shot put.
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"Success on parole ... is the goal of the correctional system. ... There's a bunch of people who get left behind, because they can't even behave in prison. These (who succeed) are the people who have done everything we've asked them to do." --Nolan Espinda, Director, Hawaii Departmentof Public Safety
The Daniel K. Inouye Kilauea Point Lighthouse, left. In 1909, the U.S. government purchased the 31-acre site for it from Kilauea Sugar Co. for $1 and allocated $75,000 for the project. Construction began in July 1912, and the station was dedicated on May 1, 1913. Its beacon could be seen from 20 miles at sea, 90 miles from the air.