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The holidays officially began Friday night in Waimea with the lighting of Parker Ranch’s 150-foot tall Cook Island Pine.

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Lighting up the holidays

The holidays officially kicked off Friday night with the lighting of Parker Ranch’s 150-foot tall Cook Island Pine tree in Waimea.


County opens lava-viewing route

Lava watchers can get a closer and safer view of the Mauna Loa eruption through an alternate route intended to reduce parking on Daniel K. Inouye Highway.

Mauna Loa eruption cuts access, power to Mauna Loa Observatory

Lava from the Mauna Loa eruption on Monday night crossed the access road to the Mauna Loa Observatory, knocking out access and power to one of only four NOAA laboratories across the globe that measure atmospheric conditions and monitor carbon dioxide levels.

No easy fix

Hawaii County agencies, the police department and business associations all seem to be waiting for one another to propose solutions to alleviate complaints about the homeless on Hawaii Island.

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