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Germany’s Black Forest: Dark woods and mushrooms

Apr 26 2015 - 12:05am || Comments

ENZKLOSTERLE, Germany — The Black Forest gets its name from a canopy of trees so dense that the woods seem dark, pierced only by shafts of sunlight. Mushrooms sprout across the damp forest floor. Red squirrels scamper up the towering trees; streams tumble over rocks.

  • Posted: Apr 26 2015 - 12:05am

    NEW YORK (AP) — Another music festival is making its debut — this one outside of Nashville, Tennessee, and paying homage to history.

  • | Posted: Apr 25 2015 - 2:07pm

    Hawaii Community Correctional Center was placed on lockdown early this morning after four inmates, including one awaiting re-trial on a murder charge, allegedly attempted to escape.

  • | Posted: Apr 25 2015 - 12:05am

    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has been abuzz since Thursday night as visitors and local residents flocked to Kilauea caldera to catch a glimpse of the spattering lava lake as it rose toward the rim of the Overlook crater.

  • | Posted: Apr 25 2015 - 12:05am

    Hawaii County property values are up an average 4.75 percent compared to last year, making it more likely a budget will be crafted without raising the property tax rate.

  • | Posted: Apr 25 2015 - 12:05am

    HONOLULU — A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor.

  • | Posted: Apr 25 2015 - 12:05am

    Downtown Hilo is great for shopping, sightseeing, socializing and more.

  • | Posted: Apr 24 2015 - 12:05am

    Decommissioning of as many as three telescopes could be expedited as the University of Hawaii responds to protests from Native Hawaiians over the construction of the largest observatory yet on Mauna Kea.

  • | Posted: Apr 24 2015 - 12:05am

    The lava lake in Halemaumau at Kilauea’s summit could be visible from the edge of the caldera as early as today if it continues to rise, geologists say.

  • | Posted: Apr 24 2015 - 12:05am

    The Hawaii County Council will soon be asked to authorize borrowing as much as $50 million to $60 million in general obligation bonds, as Mayor Billy Kenoi works to finish a list of projects before his term ends late next year.

  • | Posted: Apr 24 2015 - 12:05am

    A 29-year-old man accused of stabbing three people 11 months ago in Hilo has been found unfit to stand trial, a decision that stunned one of the victims and the mothers of the other two victims.

  • | Posted: Apr 24 2015 - 12:05am

    More than 5.2 million visitors dished out an estimated $340.5 million in Hawaii’s national parks in 2014, according to a new report by the National Park Service.

  • | Posted: Apr 24 2015 - 12:05am

    Crammed in the cab of a compact pickup with a reporter and two other guests, Bill Shontell jounces his way up the windward slope of the Kohala Mountains. Guiding the Toyota through pastures of guava trees and along steep ravines, he’s checking on the reconstruction of four sections of the Kohala Ditch.

  • Posted: Apr 23 2015 - 5:10pm

    Police are investigating a reported robbery Wednesday night at the Kurtistown ballpark.

  • Posted: Apr 23 2015 - 3:50pm

    The lava lake in Halemaumau at Kilauea’s summit could be visible from the edge of the caldera as early as Friday if it continues to rise.

  • | Posted: Apr 23 2015 - 12:05am

    A subdued and outwardly contrite Mayor Billy Kenoi came before the County Council on Wednesday to talk about the budget, but first on his plate was a serving of humble pie.