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Stan Lee, creator of a galaxy of Marvel superheroes, dies

LOS ANGELES — Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in Marvel superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday. He was 95.

Death toll rises to 29 in California wildfire

As relatives desperately searched shelters for missing loved ones on Sunday, crews searching the smoking ruins of Paradise and outlying areas found six more bodies, raising the death toll to 29, matching the deadliest wildfire in California history.

Annual parade honors veterans

East Hawaii residents honored those who served their country Saturday during a Veterans Day Parade blessed with sunny skies and a gentle breeze that waved a giant United States flag flying over Kamehameha Avenue in Hilo.

Commission mulls cutting PONC fund

A proposal under consideration for the 2020 ballot would cut the county open space land fund by half and allow the County Council to suspend the fund in emergencies or when too much money accumulates.

Hilo Farmers Market fines exceed $200K

The county’s Public Works Building Division chief sent a letter last month to the owner-operator of Hilo Farmers Market notifying him that fines for noncompliance with building, zoning and fire codes have surpassed $200,000.