‘Peaceful resolution’ sought

Construction crews made no attempt Tuesday to reach the Thirty Meter Telescope site on Mauna Kea following a human blockade the day before as officials try to find a resolution to the standoff.

Kenoi gets personal with county credit card

Despite strict rules against using county-issued credit cards for personal purposes, and a prohibition against purchasing alcohol with them, Mayor Billy Kenoi charged $892 on his county card at a Honolulu hostess bar one December day in 2013.

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Lava meeting slated for Thursday

Hawaii County Civil Defense and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory will host a lava flow community meeting Thursday in Pahoa. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Pahoa High School cafeteria.

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Greenwell Farms captures Gold at Cream of the Crop

KONA — Greenwell Farms captured the hearts and tastebuds of attendees at Kona Coffee Council’s 2015 Cream of the Crop coffee and dessert tasting competition held recently on the lawn at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa. Greenwell Farms served an iced espresso to Cream of the Crop attendees and was rewarded with a gold medal in the open division People’s Choice.

Community

2nd annual Kauluwehi more than a lei contest

The 2nd annual Kauluwehi Lei Contest, a juried lei contest celebrating native species, Hawaiian culture and sustainable picking practices on Hawaii Island, will be held May 1, May Day, at the Wailoa Center in Hilo.

Akaka Falls Lions beautify area

It was an impressive turnout for the Akaka Falls Lions Club’s quarterly Adopt A Highway Litter Pick Up and Akaka Falls State Park beautification service project last month.

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Commentary

Get used to Obama’s swagger

WASHINGTON — Here’s some practical advice to those who didn’t like President Obama’s swagger during his State of the Union address: Get used to it.

Australia must act fast to rescue its economy

Few central bankers in modern history have had a better run than Australia’s Glenn Stevens. He steered his country around the global financial crisis, drove its currency to record highs and extended its recession-free run past the two-decade mark.

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