Green waste plan delayed

Following an outcry from local landscapers, Hawaii County postponed implementing a program requiring commercial operators to haul their green waste to the landfills rather than dumping it at transfer stations.

House panel says Say is qualified to serve

HONOLULU — A special panel of state lawmakers decided Rep. Calvin Say meets the qualifications to serve in the House of Representatives, saying there was no compelling evidence behind a group of voters’ claims that Say doesn’t live in the district he represents.

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When she was 16 years old, Kathy Higaki took on what was supposed to be a simple, part-time job after school.

Police arrest cop in fatal collision

A 63-year-old Michigan man was killed Sunday after allegedly being struck by an on-duty Hawaii Police Department officer in what the Hawaii County Fire Department described as a hit-and-run incident on Waikoloa Road in South Kohala.

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Gas prices soar in California as supply shrinks

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Gas prices are soaring in California in a classic example of supply and demand after an explosion stopped gasoline production at an Exxon Mobil refinery while another remains offline due to labor unrest.

Fed won’t hurry to raise rates

NEW YORK — Treasury-market bulls got a break Friday as yields fell after reports on U.S. growth and regional manufacturing reinforced trader expectations the Federal Reserve won’t be quick to raise interest rates.

‘Lihau’s Journey’ at Kahilu Theatre

“Lihau’s Journey” (the film) becomes a hula drama, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Waimea’s Kahilu Theatre, featuring members, from keiki to kupuna, of the Beamer Solomon Halau O Po‘ohala and special guest kumu hula Keala Ching.

Community

Kokua Way: Celebrate Dr. Seuss this week

It’s a family breakfast, so come and celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with specially prepared green eggs and ham by the Honokaa cafeteria manager Schoen Maekawa and staff from 7:15-7:45 a.m. Tuesday. The cost is $2.20 per person.

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‘Lihau’s Journey’ at Kahilu Theatre

“Lihau’s Journey” (the film) becomes a hula drama, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Waimea’s Kahilu Theatre, featuring members, from keiki to kupuna, of the Beamer Solomon Halau O Po‘ohala and special guest kumu hula Keala Ching.

Girls’ Day Diva Fest

The University of Hawaii at Hilo Performing Arts Center presents the Girls’ Day Diva Festival 10.1 at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8 on the Campus Center Plaza. The event moves to the Performing Arts Center for a concert featuring award-winning Kaumakiwa, Shawn Pimental, and Kekuhi Keali‘ikanaka‘ole at 5 p.m.

Commentary

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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