Hawaii Volcanoes National Park recently announced the following upcoming flight plans:
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The Mauna Kea Management Board will meet from 10 a.m.-noon today to discuss a number of items, including the Thirty Meter Telescope decommissioning funding plan.
It was a crowded house at Tuesday’s forum for House and Senate hopefuls at Kealakehe High School in Kailua-Kona — crowded with candidates, that is.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure is on Congress to act in the next two weeks on several problems, from keeping highway projects on track and easing wait time for veterans seeking health care to the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Dr. Genshitsu Sen, 91, the 15th Grand Tea Master of the Urasenke Foundation, performs a tea ceremony Tuesday morning at Alae Cemetery to honor the first-generation of Japanese in Hawaii. The tea is offered in respect to their souls, Sen explained. He then asked those in attendance to remember the accomplishments and struggles of the Japanese ancestors because they made it possible to live the lives of today.
Pahoa Paintball Safety Zone members hosted a birthday party June 22 for Gage Reis, second from right in the middle row, who celebrated his 12th birthday at a paintball game in Pahoa with family and friends. His ohana treated him to a special birthday cake made to look like paintballs, with lots of decorative and colorful creative splatter adornments. For more information about the paintball club and its calendar of events, call Charlie Kawamoto at 965-8172.
Lehua Hawaii Productions staged its third annual pageant June 14 at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium. Angelina Ramirez, left, was crowned Young Miss Lehua Hawaii, and Kianie Sampaga was crowned Miss Teen Lehua Hawaii. Other top finishers included Kiana Vallente and Shaedelyn Kaaihue as first and second princess in the Young Miss Division and Kepola Ishikawa and Meghan Kualii as first and second princess in the Teen Division. Visit lehuahawaiiproductions.com if you are interested in participating in next year’s pageant.
The 25th edition of KIDS COUNT Data Book finds some gains in economic well-being and education of Hawaii’s children, but concerns remain.
The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) recently honored 11 individuals, businesses and organizations with Pualu Awards during its annual installation and membership banquet at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged Tuesday to transform the beleaguered agency, saying that “systematic failures” must be addressed.
NEW YORK — Just as the U.S. economy is strengthening, other countries are threatening to drag it down.
HONOLULU (AP) — A pilot recently was arrested for flying an advertising banner over Oahu, escalating a dispute between the city fighting against the practice and a company that insists it has legal authority to do so.
HONOLULU (AP) — A former guard at the Halawa Correctional Facility pleaded guilty Tuesday to smuggling methamphetamine into the prison and accepting bribes.
LIHUE, Kauai (AP) — A Kauai man is suing the chairwoman of the state Public Utilities Commission, saying she damaged his property while illegally operating a bed and breakfast on the island’s north shore.