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Volcano Watch: HVO welcomes new staff scientist Ingrid Johanson

During the past several weeks, Volcano Watch has highlighted the methods used by USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) scientists to monitor and distribute information about threatening lava flows, with special focus on how those methods have evolved since Kalapana was overrun by lava in 1990.

Entertainment/People

PAC welcomes Abraham. In. Motion’s

Choreographer Kyle Abraham brings Abraham. In. Motion’s “Pavement” to the University of Hawaii at Hilo Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24.

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.

Nation

US mulls Middle East-North Africa category for 2020 Census

DETROIT — The federal government is considering allowing those of Middle Eastern and North African descent to identify as such on the next 10-year Census, which could give Arab-Americans and other affected groups greater political clout and access to public funding, among other things.

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