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‘Aunty Edith’ honored with US quarter
A commemorative quarter honoring former University of Hawaii instructor and late legendary kumu hula Edith Kanaka’ole (1913-1979) has been released into circulation by the U.S. Mint. The award-winning composer, who taught at Hawaii Community College and the University of Hawaii at Hilo, is one of five American women to be minted on new quarters as part of the 2023 honorees for the American Women Quarters Program.
Mountain View man sentenced to 20 years in stabbing
A 25-year-old Mountain View man, Cohlby R.K. Espaniola, was sentenced earlier this month in Hilo Circuit Court to a 20-year prison term for first-degree robbery and first-degree assault, according to county Prosecutor Kelden Waltjen.