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Tax Freedom Day celebrated

For the past three and a half months, you’ve been working for Uncle Sam and his state counterpart. Let’s call her Auntie Aloha. Today, you start working for yourself.

Four Hawaii schools, Mexico City school go on virtual field trip

Clad in their fiery red uniforms, Keaau Elementary students stand at the edge of Kilauea Volcano and lead a chant in honor of the goddess Pele as they prepare to hike down the Big Island crater. Across the Pacific Ocean, students from Peterson Schools in Mexico City rise in their classroom, reciting the same Hawaiian words as they watch steam billow from the crater’s vents and listen to the gusty trade winds through a live video feed.

Flight program bill advances

The state House of Representatives voted in favor of a bill Tuesday that looks to further implement the University of Hawaii and Hawaii Community College’s aviation programs.

Hawaii lawmakers plow through mountain of bills

HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers plowed through a mountain of bills Tuesday in advance of a legislative deadline, moving swiftly through their work until they hit a sex education bill that drew criticism from gay rights opponents and generated a salty debate in the state House.