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BIIF football: Kamehameha stops Konawaena 20-6

as a lot of offense expected in the Big Island Interscholastic Federation football opener between Division II title contenders Kamehameha (1-0 BIIF Division II, 1-0) and Konawaena (0-1, 1-1) Friday night at Julian R. Yates field. What it turned out to be was a game filled with the unexpected.

State

Judges dismiss ACLU lawsuit

HONOLULU — The Hawaii Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit seeking to allow voters on the storm-damaged Big Island to vote.

Tourism officials expect slower growth

HONOLULU — Hawaii tourism officials said Thursday they were tempering their expectations, but they still anticipate continued growth for the state’s biggest industry.

Thai worker settlements with Hawaii farms at risk

HONOLULU — A federal judge in Hawaii says she won’t consider approving $2.4 million in settlements for hundreds of Thai farm workers until the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has a news conference clarifying that the agreements are still subject to court approval.

Features

UHH theater season showcases diversity

T he University of Hawaii at Hilo was recently honored as the most diverse college campus in the United States, and the 2014-15 UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center’s season is a reflection of that diversity.

Community

Young Volcano woman attends firefighter camp

Laura Bigelow of Volcano has completed Camp Fully Involved, a fire-fighting experience camp at the New Hampshire Fire Academy in Concord. Bigelow and 14 other women ages 14-20 graduated from the program at ceremonies on Aug. 1.

Entertainment/People

Commentary

Labor costs weighing down Postal Service

There is even more bad financial news for the U.S. Postal Service, according to a report released last week by the agency’s Office of Inspector General. In addition to sharply declining mail volume and significant required payments for retiree health care, the USPS is struggling with high workers’ compensation costs.

Is everyone a little bit racist?

Let’s start with what we don’t know: the precise circumstances under which a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, shot dead an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown.

Raising children: Costly but worth it

“You’re eating us out of house and home!” “Do you think money grows on trees?” “What do you mean, you need a $100 pair of flip-flops?” “No, you can’t have the latest iPad the second it comes out!”

Nation

Chelsea Clinton quits as reporter

NEW YORK (AP) — Chelsea Clinton said Friday she is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News, citing increased work at the Clinton Foundation and the imminent birth of her first child.

Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama tamped down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying “we don’t have a strategy yet” for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East.

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