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  • Puna Councilwoman Ashley Kierkiewicz hugs Kapoho resident Smiley Burrows at the reopening of Highway 132 in November. (STEPHANIE SALMONS/Tribune-Herald)
  • Kahookahi Kanuha talks with TMT opponents in July on the Maunakea Access Road. (Tribune-Herald file photo)
  • Big Island Grown's first customer is greeted on Jan. 16 in Hilo. (Tribune-Herald file photo)

It’s time to bid aloha to 2019 and leap into both a new year and a new decade. And this year, that “leap” is literal — 2020 is a leap year, meaning February will have an extra day.