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GO FOR BROKE: Exhibit features stories of Japanese American soldiers fighting on two fronts in WWII

World War II veteran Sanford Yanagi of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team gives his great-granddaughter, Leana Yanagi, 2, a kiss on the cheek Tuesday morning during the inaugural opening of the “Go for Broke” exhibit at the Hawaii Japanese Center in Hilo. The traveling exhibit features the stories of Japanese American soldiers fighting on two fronts. The exhibit has been traveling for 10 years and will be in Hilo until Oct. 11. For more photos from the event, visit and click on the “Photo Galleries” tab.

Health Department hears water quality concerns

As the state Department of Health works on the first update to its water quality plan since 1990, most people commenting during a public meeting Tuesday were concerned about a single aspect of the multifaceted plan — the impact of wastewater on water quality and what should be done about it.