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NEW YORK — Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, she’s back in the classroom — in safety glasses and a T-shirt — learning how to be a carpenter.
The PISCES STARS program concluded with an out-of-this-world experience for three Hawaii Island high school students — they spent Labor Day weekend on “Mars” via the HI-SEAS (Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation) Habitat on Mauna Loa, making them the first students ever to stay at the two-story geodesic dome.
The Hawaii Red Cross is recruiting disaster volunteers on the Big Island, Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Lanai and Molokai.
Lava continued to advance northeast Sunday through the Wao Kele o Puna Forest Reserve, and was about 1.2 miles from a rural neighborhood on the reserve’s eastern boundary, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
Photos by HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald
O n an overcast Wednesday afternoon, a few dozen Kealakehe Elementary School students walked to the bottom of the ramps in the middle of the campus to take a glimpse of art in progress.
Residents and visitors hungry to understand the old Hawaii got a window into history Thursday in Kailua Village.
LOS ANGELES — They were killed in Wisconsin, New York and California. Some were shot on the street. One was killed in a Walmart. Another died after being placed in a chokehold.
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources said in a statement repairs will start Wednesday at Keauhou Small Boat Harbor in Kona to the last remaining areas damaged by the 2011 Japan tsunami. Completion is projected for Jan. 7.
ATLANTA — The U.S. government is looking for trains to haul radioactive waste from nuclear power plants to disposal sites. Too bad those trains have nowhere to go.
DETROIT (MCT) — An investor group offered to loan the City of Detroit as much as $4 billion — up from a $2 billion offer in April — to help the city pay off creditors, reinvest in services and emerge from Chapter 9 bankruptcy.
NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers’ loved ones said Sunday they remain hopeful about her recovery three days after she went into cardiac arrest at a doctor’s office.
Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn companies still are using wiggle room to discourage the sickest — and costliest — patients from enrolling.
KAANAPALI, Maui (AP) — An Arizona man died after being pulled from a beach in west Maui.