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The Mauna Loa macadamia nut brand reopens its Visitor Center in Keaau.

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Public school enrollment down

Public school enrollment on Hawaii Island declined for a third straight year, according to data recently released by the Department of Education.

Wanted: A bunch of mahimahi stomachs

To fishermen in Hawaii, Pacific mahimahi stomachs hold no particular value and are discarded. But to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists researching mahimahi diet, each stomach tells a unique story and provides an opportunity to help the fish and its environment.

Bill to address AVs advances

A bill that would allow private property owners to remove free of charge abandoned or derelict vehicles from their land moved one step closer to fruition Wednesday.

‘Plan and prepare’

Ironman officials offered the following advice to West Hawaii residents ahead of the first-ever two-day running of the world championship triathlon: plan ahead and be prepared for delays, particularly on race days.

Bail maintained for kidnapping suspect

The 15-year-old victim of the Big Island’s first-ever AMBER Alert suffered a harrowing ordeal at the hands of her abductor, according to court documents.

Case ‘concerned’ about possible fed shutdown

U.S. Rep. Ed Case said he’s “concerned” and “disgusted” that with less than two weeks remaining in the fiscal year, Congress hasn’t passed the necessary appropriations bills to avert a government shutdown that could come Oct. 1.

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