Mars mission simulation begins

Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation Mission 3 crew members and Kim Binsted, HI-SEAS’ principal investigator, pose for a photo in front of the HI-SEAS dome on Mauna Loa. The six crew members entered the dome last Wednesday and will spend the next eight months there simulating a mission on Mars. The simulation is the longest tried in the United States, according to HI-SEAS. From left, Neil Scheibelhut, Sophie Milam, Zak Wilson, Binsted, Jocelyn Dunn, Allen Mirkadyrov and Martha Lenio. Scheibelhut and Milam are University of Hawaii at Hilo graduates. For more about the mission, visit hi-seas.org.

Local News

Teen arrested for weekend machete attack

Police arrested a second individual for an alleged machete attack in Hilo early Saturday morning at Hale Kawili Apartments just mauka of the University of Hawaii at Hilo.

Large pot bust in Ka‘u

Police have charged a 26-year-old Naalehu man for an alleged marijuana growing and distribution operation.

DOE seeks additional funding from Legislature

The state Department of Education anticipates requesting an additional $159 million from the state during the next legislative session to cover expenditures in fiscal years 2016 and 2017.

Local Sports

College golf: UHH men finish 12th

University of Hawaii at Hilo senior Dalen Yamauchi carded a 1-under 81 on Tuesday but still led the way for the Vulcans as they finished 12th at the Otter Invitational in Monterey, Calif.

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HCS presents Stars of American Ballet

Stars of American Ballet will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Hawaii at Hilo Performing Arts Center, presented by the Hawaii Concert Society.

Trustmark names Belmes corporate finance officer

Trustmark is pleased to announce that Michael T. “Mike” Belmes recently was named corporate finance officer at the corporate office in Jackson, Miss., where he serves as corporate planning analyst.

Community

HCS presents Stars of American Ballet

Stars of American Ballet will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Hawaii at Hilo Performing Arts Center, presented by the Hawaii Concert Society.

Entertainment/People

Commentary

Poor Ebola response strains credibility

The threat of an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. has exposed the truth that however dangerous a disease may be, the bubbling brew of partisan politics makes it even more virulent still.

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