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Raising cigarette prices could help babies live

Scientists, and many consumers, know that when taxes raise the price of cigarettes, smoking typically goes down. That’s why the nation’s leading health organizations advocate higher taxes as a way to discourage tobacco use by teenagers.

Doubling down on what didn’t work

The year 2015 was, of course, the year of Donald Trump, whose rise has inspired horror among establishment Republicans and, let’s face it, glee — call it Trumpenfreude — among many Democrats. But Trumpism has in one way worked to

Obituaries for December 30

Dan “Wampy Dan” Anglin, 71, of Waikoloa died Dec. 26 at home. Born in Oakland, Calif., he was a retired operating engineer and avid golfer. Celebration of life 10 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 2, 2016) at Banji’s Paradise Bar &Grill in

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Glass artist featured at VAC

Volcano Art Center will present recent artwork by Daniel Moe in an exhibit titled “Carved By Sand” on display from Jan. 9-Feb. 7, 2016.

Chamber, HOPE aim to create safer communities

The Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce and Hope Services Hawaii Inc. invite everyone to attend an informational presentation about how individuals and businesses can create safer communities through mentoring of ex-offenders, while making a positive difference in an individual’s life.

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Trial set in Nanawale murder

A 38-year-old man accused of slaying his disabled landlord more than three years ago in Puna pleaded not guilty Monday to the killing.