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Mars mission simulation begins

Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation Mission 3 crew members and Kim Binsted, HI-SEAS’ principal investigator, pose for a photo in front of the HI-SEAS dome on Mauna Loa. The six crew members entered the dome last Wednesday and will spend the next eight months there simulating a mission on Mars. The simulation is the longest tried in the United States, according to HI-SEAS. From left, Neil Scheibelhut, Sophie Milam, Zak Wilson, Binsted, Jocelyn Dunn, Allen Mirkadyrov and Martha Lenio. Scheibelhut and Milam are University of Hawaii at Hilo graduates. For more about the mission, visit hi-seas.org.

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HCS presents Stars of American Ballet

Stars of American Ballet will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Hawaii at Hilo Performing Arts Center, presented by the Hawaii Concert Society.

Trustmark names Belmes corporate finance officer

Trustmark is pleased to announce that Michael T. “Mike” Belmes recently was named corporate finance officer at the corporate office in Jackson, Miss., where he serves as corporate planning analyst.

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HCS presents Stars of American Ballet

Stars of American Ballet will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Hawaii at Hilo Performing Arts Center, presented by the Hawaii Concert Society.

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Poor Ebola response strains credibility

The threat of an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. has exposed the truth that however dangerous a disease may be, the bubbling brew of partisan politics makes it even more virulent still.

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US agency warns car owners to get air bags fixed

DETROIT — The U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get the air bags in their cars fixed, amid concern that a defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers.

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