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A successor to Kai Kahele

Seven names will vie for an open Democrat State Senate seat this evening in virtual interviews with precinct officials.

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Big Island Dems to pick Kahele replacement candidates

Three familiar names and four not quite as familiar will vie for an open state Senate seat this evening in virtual interviews with precinct officials who will select three Democrats to send to Gov. David Ige as candidates to fill the District 1 seat vacated by Kai Kahele, who was elected to Congress.

Obituaries for December 22

Henrietta Kukula Kamohai Dixon, 90, of Pahoa died Nov. 21 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 28 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Service at 10:30 a.m. Burial at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery #2. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by sons, Abraham (Carol) Sanchez Jr. of Pahoa and Larry (Susie) Sanchez of California; daughter, Henrietta (Alvin) Gaspang of Pahoa; sister in-law, Beverly Kamohai of Hilo; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

VIDEO: Two fissures spew lava inside Kilauea

During a helicopter overflight of Kilauea volcano on Monday, Dec. 21, at approximately 11:30 a.m. HST, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists observed the northern fissure and lava cascade (right) supplying the majority of the lava into the lake, while the western (left) fissure was feeding several small channels that were entering the lake. The lava lake has been rising approximately several meters (yards) an hour since the eruption began at approximately 9:30 p.m. HST on Sunday, Dec. 20. USGS video.

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Russ Roberts
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