Stop the violence: UH-Hilo observing 20th anniversary of ‘Vagina Monologues’

A woman wore a radiant smile and danced during a flash mob Wednesday at the University of Hawaii at Hilo plaza — but tears formed afterward. She was there, with more than 30 women of diverse ages, with a few supportive men, to call for an end to violence against women through dance — part of the 20th anniversary of the play “The Vagina Monologues.”

Vehicle crashes into Aloha Fitness

A vehicle crashed into Aloha Fitness Club in Hilo on Friday and burst into flames. A worker from a nearby business quickly put the flames out, preventing anyone from being injured.