Lava diversion: Can it work? Should it be considered?

Editor’s note: Since the June 27 lava flow began nearing Pahoa, the Tribune-Herald has been flooded with calls and letters from readers asking a simple question: What can be done, if anything, to divert the lava? Because of our readers’ intense interest in this subject, we’ve elected to publish this editorial on A1. Readers are encouraged to provide feedback at letters@hawaiitribune-herald.com .

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Protection sought for scenic California region

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NEW YORK (AP) — Two star-driven Broadway plays this week got early Christmas presents when they announced they’d recouped their respective investments.

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