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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Celebrating Girls’ Day

Today is “Hinamatsuri” or Girls’ Day. It is the third day of the third month and is also called Doll’s Day in Japan. Parents and grandparents of newborn girls buy special dolls that are displayed on shelves from the end of February till today. These dolls are special dolls that are handed down from generation to generation and are not to be played with, but are packed away, only to be displayed again at the same time the following year, in time for Girls’ Day.

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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.

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Give in to the pressure!

It’s one of the most pervasive of culinary cliches — the exploding pressure cooker. And thanks to it, all manner of otherwise adept home cooks fearfully retreat from this kitchen workhorse.

Celebrating Girls’ Day

Today is “Hinamatsuri” or Girls’ Day. It is the third day of the third month and is also called Doll’s Day in Japan. Parents and grandparents of newborn girls buy special dolls that are displayed on shelves from the end of February till today. These dolls are special dolls that are handed down from generation to generation and are not to be played with, but are packed away, only to be displayed again at the same time the following year, in time for Girls’ Day.

Community

Students win awards at DECA competition

“Everyone learned something, from how to give a firm handshake to winning first place” said Hilo High School DECA advisor Patrick Jenkins. “We studied and practiced hard and it showed in every student’s performance.”

Spend an evening with Rebecca Folsom

Rebecca Folsom’s music has been described as the soulfulness of Etta James, the abandon of Janis Joplin and a touch of folk songstress Joni Mitchell. An award-winning artist, she has performed on BBC radio and television, Nashville’s Bluebird, New York’s Bitterend and Red Rock’s Amphitheatre in Colorado.

Entertainment/People

‘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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