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Photos and words fall short in describing volcano

Every day, in coffee shops and bus stops and breakrooms around the state, around the world, around Hilo, people struggle to catch up with what’s happening with the volcano and what it all means. Read More

And after the party you can eat the lei

There isn’t much in the way of fashion when it comes to graduation season. Mortarboards, itchy gowns and orchid lei — not much changes in the look of a grad over generations. Read More

Vision for Mother Waldron Park has been lost over the decades

Sounds idyllic, right? Perhaps words written by an advertising agency hired to sell a new planned community or fancy boarding school or vacation destination? Read More

Political neophyte learns to campaign

Andrew Yee reflected on his campaign and all the things he learned about politics. Read More

There’s hope for Haena in plan that caps crowd

The press release didn’t say, “FINALLY!” but if it had, the emphatic exclamation would have been warranted. Read More

Mangoes are ripe for creation of app

Overheard from the next table at the food court (and going on the assumption that following a loud conversation in a public place is “overhearing” rather than “eavesdropping” since the act is passive as opposed to, say, pressing your ear to the wall of a neighboring hotel room): Read More

Halawa inmates find mercy in caring for sick and dying

The concept of time takes on extra significance for these men. Some of the patients they see are dying and know they will not live to see their parole. Read More

Hey, drivers, your stealthy texting isn’t that stealthy

You’re not fooling anybody. By you, I mean the person driving down Kapiolani pretending you’re not looking at your phone but obviously looking at your phone. Read More

Lime gets fast swat from city slipper

Lime came to town, Mayor Kirk Caldwell got mad and stuff got handled. Quickly. Read More

Delivering graduation speech is a tough gig

Retired Army Gen. Eric Shinseki began his keynote speech at the University of Hawaii at Manoa graduation on May 12 with that perfect description of a commencement speaker. It’s a tough gig. Read More

The weight of waiting is palpable in Pahoa

The Puna district is huge. It’s almost the size of Oahu, 500 square miles, yet it feels like a small town. Read More

Message often lost or wrong in crisis

The talk in Pahoa Longs was unfiltered. Two men standing several customers apart at the checkout line were both buying cases of beer. Read More

Friends and family gather in Hilo to pray for Billy Kenoi

Just before noon Saturday, the motorcycle clubs came roaring into Lili‘uokalani Park and Gardens along Hilo Bay. They came to pray for former Hawaii island Mayor Billy Kenoi, a man many in the crowd of family, friends and supporters know as “Braddah Billy.” Read More

Mayor Harry Kim still the man to rely on during crisis

In the early morning hours of Thursday, April 26, Hawaii island Mayor Harry Kim had suffered two heart attacks. Two days later the roads in Leilani Estates started cracking open. Read More

The first question might be the worst

Why live on an active volcano? So many news outlets have posed this question. Some people have been popping off on social media, in the terrible way some people do, victim-blaming and head-­shaking after a terrible thing happens to somebody else. Read More

Alumna helps Mid-Pacific Institute reclaim long-lost melody

Even before the girls began to sing, kumu Michael Lanakila Casupang was crying. Read More

Bill could send Fido back to the doghouse

There was a time when dogs stayed home. They had little houses in the backyard, a worn spot on the floorboards of the porch where they lay to enjoy the sun, their own special pillows next to the lounge chair in the TV room. Read More

What about all the other bad stuff affecting reefs?

State legislators voted Tuesday to ban sunscreens that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate because evidence indicates that, when in the ocean in large amounts, these chemicals can damage coral reefs at nearshore waters. Read More

Ballard’s tree falls silently in woods

Chief Susan Ballard drops this truth bomb and folks just nod and go about their business like it’s just another inconvenience of living in paradise. Read More

Nurse uses own illness as path to higher calling

When Melaca Cannella was first diagnosed, she asked her doctor if there was any local support group or agency where she could find help and information. Read More

Evidence of East Oahu flood piles up at Kawaikui beach

If you’re looking for your shower curtain, it’s on the beach at Kawaikui. Read More

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