Lava threat downgraded

With the threat level from Kilauea volcano downgraded Wednesday, Hawaii County will consider scaling back its lava flow updates and overflights that have been a nearly daily occurrence for the past six months, said Civil Defense chief Darryl Oliveira.

Local News

Lavaman participant revived after near-drowning

A 52-year-old man participating in the Lavaman triathlon was transported to North Hawaii Community Hospital today in critical condition after being found floating unconscious in Anaehoomalu Bay.

Local Sports

Lavaman: Youth on the rise

Lavaman Waikoloa has attracted athletes from around the globe to the Kohala Coast for nearly two decades, but what has race director Gerry Rott most excited for the 19th running of the event Sunday is the abundance of local, talented youth athletes registered to take on the course.



Disney parks offer more ‘Frozen’ fun in Florida and California

ANAHEIM, Calif. — After the success of Disney’s 2013 movie “Frozen” and its introduction of Arendelle sisters Elsa and Anna, it’s largely forgotten that an early trailer for the movie didn’t even show Elsa and Anna; it was all about Olaf the snowman and reindeer Sven.

Serenity Now: Morikami Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach, South Florida

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Like a lot of folks who live in places with long stretches of gray and chilly weather, I occasionally head to Florida for sunshine and relaxation. But the Sunshine State is hardly immune to traffic and crowds — especially when the rest of the country is arriving for vacation.

Wild and unexpected

KING GEORGE ISLAND, Antarctica — They trekked snow-covered mountains, gasped at seals flopping along the coastline and oohed at penguins waddling along on the ice, and even took in the spectacle of a humpback whale flapping its tail amid a sea of melting icebergs.




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.



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