Hot, dry weather to persist

In years past, local folks knew it was time for the Hawaii County Fair by the predictable September rains — which some people joked were brought in with the fair’s rides and games.

Health Department hears water quality concerns

As the state Department of Health works on the first update to its water quality plan since 1990, most people commenting during a public meeting Tuesday were concerned about a single aspect of the multifaceted plan — the impact of wastewater on water quality and what should be done about it.

GO FOR BROKE: Exhibit features stories of Japanese American soldiers fighting on two fronts in WWII

World War II veteran Sanford Yanagi of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team gives his great-granddaughter, Leana Yanagi, 2, a kiss on the cheek Tuesday morning during the inaugural opening of the “Go for Broke” exhibit at the Hawaii Japanese Center in Hilo. The traveling exhibit features the stories of Japanese American soldiers fighting on two fronts. The exhibit has been traveling for 10 years and will be in Hilo until Oct. 11. For more photos from the event, visit www.hawaiitribune-herald.com and click on the “Photo Galleries” tab.

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Local Sports

BIIF football: Konawaena wins roller-coaster game against HPA 27-20

KEALAKEKUA — Homecoming games always bring an additional dose of excitement, but Friday’s Big Island Interscholastic Federation matchup between Division II contenders Konawaena and Hawaii Preparatory Academy had more highs and lows and twists and turns than a theme park ride.

State

Features

A Bon dance filled with memories

The past spirits of Life Care Center of Hilo were welcomed back in traditional splendor at the nursing facility thanks to the sincere professional help of Project Dana, Honpa Hongwanji, Hawaii Island Buddhist Women’s Association and the Hilo Bon Dance Club.

Leon Russell tonight in Hilo, tomorrow in Kona

Leon Russell will play a pair of Big Island concerts as part of his “Life Journey” tour, but the title of one of his popular tunes, “Back to the Island,” seems an equally apropos theme.

Community

Prayer services scheduled on behalf of Puna area

Congregations of East Hawaii churches invite the public to join in prayer services on behalf of the residents of Puna at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Pahoa Community Center pool parking lot at 15-2910 Puna Road, Pahoa.

Entertainment/People

Commentary

‘Worst’ tax code behind corporate flight

It’s not corporate greed or a lack of patriotism that is driving American corporations overseas, as President Barack Obama contends. It’s one of the worst corporate tax codes in the developed world. The cold, hard evidence of that is detailed in a new study ranking the tax competitiveness of 34 industrialized nations.

Nation

Border Patrol to test wearing cameras

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Border Patrol will begin testing body-worn cameras on agents next month, the head of its parent agency said Thursday, a step toward seeing if the technology should be used in the field as the government seeks to blunt criticism about agents’ use of force.

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