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NPS stresses safe margins in water use

The National Park Service is stressing the importance of a “margin of safety” for its ecosystems, while acknowledging there is no evidence current water pumping practices pose an immediate threat to the Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park.

Obituaries for August 29

Yoichi “Blackie” Nagao, 87, of Hilo died July 23 at the Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama facility. Born in Hilo, he was a retired office machines repairman. Private services held. No flowers. No koden. Survived by sister, Harue (Ichio) Nouchi of Chula Vista, Calif.; numerous nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.