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Matsuura makes mark in BIIF judo

KEALAKEKUA — Waiakea senior Skye Matsuura is not one to step away from challenges, especially on the judo mat, where she would rather walk through thorns than stop and smell the roses.

State

Maui officials take ferry to first meeting since crash

WAILUKU, Maui — Maui County officials chose to ride a ferry to attend the first Lanai Planning Commission meeting since a February crash of a chartered plane killed two county workers and injured three other employees.

Features

Boston preps for wave of marathon visitors

BOSTON — With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year’s bombings elevating interest in one of the world’s great races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area.

New roller coaster debuts at Kings Island

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Kings Island theme park in southwest Ohio recently unveiled a new inverted roller coaster more than 4,000 feet long with speeds up to 68 miles per hour.

Community

Portable platforms enable rapid deployment of monitoring stations

When Mount St. Helens reawakened in late September 2004 with an intense swarm of earthquakes and very noticeable uplift of the volcano’s crater floor, there was great uncertainty as to how the activity would unfold and what style of eruption might result.

Paauilo EIS accepting kindergarten registrations

Paauilo Elementary and Intermediate School is accepting registration for kindergarten for the 2014-15 school year. If your child is or will be 5 years old by July 31, and you live in the Paauilo area, feel free to visit the school and pick up a registration packet. Paauilo School is a “Success for All school” and provides a fun and rigorous program for your keiki. If you have any questions, you can call the school at 776-7710.

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Commentary

Regulatory overkill

WASHINGTON — Occasionally, the Supreme Court considers questions that are answered merely by asking them. On Tuesday, the court will hear arguments about this: Should a government agency, whose members are chosen by elected officials, be empowered to fine or imprison any candidate or other participant in the political process who, during a campaign, makes what the agency considers “false statements” about a member of the political class or a ballot initiative?

Nation

Another delayed GM recall detailed

DETROIT — General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday.

Health care site flagged in web security review

WASHINGTON — People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government’s vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.

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