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Roadwork on Kaiminani Drive

Road improvements on Kaiminani Drive in Kailua-Kona between Ahiahi Street to Ane Keohokaole Highway are underway, the county Department of Public Works said in a statement Monday.

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Deal inked for North Slope LNG plant

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The effort to truck North Slope natural gas to the Fairbanks area for home heating and electricity generation is closer to fruition.

$70M grant for biofuels plant planned east of Reno

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A California-based biofuel company building a plant east of Reno has been awarded a $70 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to help speed delivery of its high-tech process that converts household garbage into jet fuel.


WeVoteHawaii preps youth for voting

WeVoteHawaii — formerly Kids Voting Hawaii — is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots organization partnering with public, private, charter and home schools statewide.



Waiting for jobs to make showing

The Labor Department’s latest monthly report on job openings and labor turnover isn’t quite the good news many would have us believe.

The grand illusion in Syria

Across years of war and at an extraordinary cost, the United States built an army that was supposed to prevent jihadists from gaining a sanctuary in the heart of the Middle East. It had U.S.-trained leaders, U.S.-made weaponry and 250,000 men under arms — far more troops and firepower than any insurgent force that might emerge to challenge it.


Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case

WASHINGTON — Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside while carrying a knife, a federal prosecutor said Monday. President Barack Obama was “obviously concerned” about the weekend incident, a spokesman said.

State police: 3 missing Afghan soldiers in custody

BOSTON — Three Afghanistan National Army officers who went missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base were detained Monday at the U.S.-Canadian border, Massachusetts law enforcement officials said.


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