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BIIF volleyball: Kamehameha clinches state berth

Kamehameha easily handled Hilo on Wednesday night at Kawananakoa gym in Keaukaha, winning 25-13, 25-16, 25-8 to clinch an automatic berth to the Hawaii High School Athletic Association volleyball tournament.


Committee talks focus on Maui water system

WAILUKU, Maui (AP) — A Maui County official wants to raise millions of dollars for water system improvements by targeting waterlines, pumps and reservoirs to supply water to drought-plagued Upcountry residents, ranchers and farmers.

Fund helps crash victims’ families

WAILUKU, Maui (AP) — Billionaire technology entrepreneur Larry Ellison’s management company for Lanai established a fund to provide financial assistance to the families of those killed or injured when a small plane crashed on the island in February.


Things people never say in hospice

Four years of my professional life were spent working in hospice. Director of bereavement and pastoral care. Simply put, four of the best years of my life. Creative, energizing and a daily learning curve. A downer? Absolutely not! Quite the opposite. More hopeful, inspirational, meaningful.

Let’s Talk Food: 16th annual Hilo Culinary Classic

Hollyn Johnson, the photographer for the Hawaii Tribune-Herald, did a wonderful job taking photos at the 16th annual Hilo Culinary Classic on Friday, April 4, which were featured in the Tuesday, April 8, Grinds section. Her photos made all entries look so tantalizing!


HPA presents an ‘Evening of Song, Dance and Music’

Hawaii Preparatory Academy performing arts students will present their spring production, “An Evening of Song, Dance, and Music About Beginnings, Rainbows and Love,” at 7 p.m., on Thursday and Friday, April 24-25, at the school’s Gates Performing Arts Center. Tickets, which only are available at the door, are $10 for adults and $5 for students.


Piano quartet spanning Pacific concludes Concert Society season

With the help of well-known Honolulu virtuosos Iggy Jang on violin and Jonathan Korth playing the piano, plus powerhouse string players from either side of the Pacific Ocean, the Hawaii Concert Society is reviving a popular musical form from the 19th century to conclude its 2013-14 season.


Passover’s celebration of freedom

Few events more poignantly capture the deepest human longings for freedom than the annual celebration of Passover, the eight-day Jewish holiday that begins at sundown tonight.

Understanding our divisions

WASHINGTON — In a 2006 interview, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said the Constitution is “basically about” one word — “democracy” — that appears in neither that document nor the Declaration of Independence. Democracy is America’s way of allocating political power. The Constitution, however, was adopted to confine that power in order to “secure the blessings of” that which simultaneously justifies and limits democratic government — natural liberty.

At HHS, Sebelius wasn’t the problem

Last week brought the news that Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is leaving the Obama administration, to be replaced by Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell. Though we’ve consistently opposed HHS policy during Secretary Sebelius’ tenure, we can’t help but feel some measure of pity for the former Kansas governor, who served as the public face of one of the most spectacular public policy failures in American history. While our sentiments might not quite reach the level of sympathy, we can certainly understand why she wanted out.


Armed thief never instructed to report to prison

ST. LOUIS — After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison.


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