Inventor, philanthropist Earl Bakken dead at 94

October 22, 2018

Earl Bakken of Kiholo Bay, a philanthropist and pioneer of biomedical engineering who founded Meditronic and devised the first battery-operated external pacemaker, died Sunday on the Big Island. He was 94.

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Sessions to help community, professionals prepare for ‘Our Care, Our Choice’ Act
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Discarded tires a nuisance for county
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With more opportunities to learn Hawaiian, advocates continue push for revitalization
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Ag survey reports nearly $28M in damages caused by eruption

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Hundreds take part in Monster Dash 5K

October 21, 2018

You might not call it a clean finish, but for the hundreds of eager competitors who ducked, dashed, climbed and crawled their way over, around and through the obstacles at the Monster Dash 5K obstacle course, coming across the finish line was well worth the dirt.


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3.6 earthquake rattles Big Island

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Hawi woman indicted in 2016 fatal crash

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