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Jun 26 2016 - 12:05am || Comments

Randy Hamasaki, county extension agent for the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s College of Tropical Resources, was upfront with the group of 10 seated around folding tables at the Mealani Research Station in Waimea.

  • | Posted: Jun 24 2016 - 12:05am

    HONOLULU — Vandals etched crosses on the crumbling remains of the 180-year-old palace of a former Hawaiian king, the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources said Thursday.

  • | Posted: Jun 24 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Asians remain the fastest-growing racial group in the United States, according to new information from the Census Bureau.

  • | Posted: Jun 24 2016 - 12:05am

    FALLUJAH, Iraq — Iraqi commanders are preparing to dislodge Islamic State group fighters from pockets of territory in Fallujah’s northern and western neighborhoods where the militants have dug in after largely fleeing their positions in the city center last week.

  • | Posted: Jun 23 2016 - 10:01am

    Hawaiian Telcom experienced a technical issue that intermittently impacted voice calls statewide Wednesday, including calls to 911.

  • | Posted: Jun 23 2016 - 12:05am

    “There’s an old adage about a vat of wine standing next to a vat of sewage. Add a cup of wine to the sewage, and it is still sewage. But add a cup of sewage to the wine, and it is no longer wine but sewage. Is this what Donald Trump has done to our politics?”

  • Posted: Jun 23 2016 - 12:05am

    It was a journey of 300 miles, the fourth walk in a series that began last December when Dr. Clifford Kopp, a dentist who practices in Kailua-Kona, decided to bring awareness to the issue of unsheltered homelessness on Hawaii Island.

  • Posted: Jun 23 2016 - 12:05am

    Botanical World Adventures is offering free admission to its popular World Botanical Gardens all day Friday, July 1.

  • Posted: Jun 23 2016 - 12:05am

    Shannon Mathers of Hilo, center, shows how to spin sheep’s wool during an Eastside Spinner’s demonstration Saturday at the Hilo Public Library. Different fibers, including bamboo, alpaca, soy silk, rayon and sheep’s wool, were provided for participants. Mathers also is a member of the Hawaii Handweavers’ Hui. For more information, visit hawaiihandweavers.org.

  • Posted: Jun 23 2016 - 12:05am

    Hospice of Hilo is inviting the public to its free in-service presentation titled “Mindful Caring” from 4-5:30 p.m. Monday at the organization’s Community Building, 1011 Waianuenue Ave. in Hilo.

  • | Posted: Jun 23 2016 - 12:05am

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea took a significant step Wednesday in the development of a powerful ballistic missile intended to reach U.S. bases in the Pacific, launching one of the weapons about 620 miles high after five failed attempts in recent months.

  • | Posted: Jun 23 2016 - 12:05am

    LONDON — With Britain’s membership in the European Union on the line, campaigners from the prime minister on down blanketed the country Wednesday trying to convert the undecided on the final day before the crucial vote.

  • | Posted: Jun 23 2016 - 12:05am

    CARACAS, Venezuela — A senior U.S. diplomat met with Venezuela’s socialist president Wednesday, apparently hoping to prevent a humanitarian disaster and ease a political crisis in this deeply polarized nation.

  • | Posted: Jun 23 2016 - 12:05am

    CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert wheeled himself into a federal prison in Minnesota on Wednesday to serve his 15-month sentence in a hush-money case involving revelations that he sexually abused at least four boys while a high school wrestling coach in Illinois.

  • | Posted: Jun 23 2016 - 12:05am

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Last year, a French couple died while trying to make sure their young son had enough water on a broiling summertime outing in a New Mexico national park.

  • | Posted: Jun 23 2016 - 12:05am

    FLINT, Michigan — Michigan’s attorney general filed a civil lawsuit Wednesday against two water engineering companies, saying their negligence caused and exacerbated Flint’s lead-tainted water crisis and demanding what could total hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.