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UH-Hilo choirs sing spring on April 27

The University of Hawaii at Hilo choirs will present their spring choral concert, “We Sing the Spring,” at 2 p.m. Sunday at the UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center. The Kapili Choir and the University Chorus are conducted by Amy Horst and accompanied by Walter Greenwood on piano.

Not just a cute hat: Knitting may have health benefits

When I picked up knitting needles for the first time about two years ago, I couldn’t have imagined how vital the hobby would become to my well-being. Learning to knit was hard for me, but once I mastered it, the craft became addictive, in a good way: It calmed me and helped me to write and to deal with the frustrations of motherhood.

Many varieties of plants susceptible to green algae

Garden Guy, I have waited seven years for avocados to appear on my trees. Now there is small fruit galore. I have fertilized and mulched as you have suggested and the leaves are dark green with some new growth. But some of the lower leaves have reddish spots … the same thing is showing up on my one mango tree. Will the discolored leaves affect the fruit? Do you think my trees are diseased? Help needed in Hilo.

Security issues linger after plane stowaway

HONOLULU — A 15-year-old stowaway who survived a flight over the Pacific in a jet’s wheel well spent seven hours undetected in what is supposed to be a highly secure area of San Jose International Airport before the flight departed, according to an official briefed on the investigation.

Cause of child’s death at issue

HONOLULU — A defense lawyer for a former soldier accused of punching his 5-year-old daughter to death said Tuesday an autopsy showed evidence of lasting injuries that weakened the girl before she died.

Accused stabber appears in court

A Waikoloa man remained hospitalized on Oahu, while the man accused of stabbing him eight times — including once in the throat — appeared in District Court Tuesday for his preliminary hearing.

Climate change talk at UHH

The University of Hawaii at Hilo will host a seminar featuring David Helweg, director of the Pacific Islands Climate Science Center (PICSC), at noon today in Room 118 of the Science and Technology Building. The event is free and open to the public.