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Ellsworth Hulihee, left, in a photo taken in 2013; and Rhonda Faris, right, in 2012. HPD photos.

UPDATE: Victim in Hilo Murder Case Identified

March 27th, 2014

Police took Ellsworth Hulihee and Rhonda Faris into custody Wednesday night after finding Evanson’s body in Hulihee’s apartment.

PISCES' new robotic rover. Courtesy photo.

PISCES to Unveil Robotic Rover and Its Uses Friday

March 26th, 2014

The Hilo-based space research facility will brief state lawmakers on its plans for the Canadian-built vehicle.

Dick Rosenblum. Courtesy photo. Energy Lecture Series to Feature CEO of Hawaiian Electric March 26th, 2014 · No Comments · Featured Articles, News, West Hawaii News

Dick Rosenblum will speak April 7 in the fourth of five free lectures held on energy issues at Kona’s NELHA Gateway Visitor Center.

A whale sighting at the Old Coast Guard Road in North Kohala during the 2013 whale count. Photo courtesy NOAA/Tom Kapp. Saturday is Final Day of 2014 Humpback Whale Count March 26th, 2014 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

The count, which helps researchers monitor the whale population, is held on the last Saturday in January, February and March — peak whale season in Hawaii.

A prototype of the waterproof computer tablet John Burns wants to provide to monitor coral reef ecosystems gets a test run in a tidal pool. UH photo. Papaikou Resident Finalist in Innovation Competition March 25th, 2014 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

John Burns, a graduate student in marine biology, wants to provide waterproof computers to reef-watchers.

This screenshot from a NASA/JAXA video shows early images -- combined with computer graphics -- from a new rain-seeking satellite as it observed a cyclone east of Japan on March 10. VIDEO: New Satellite Providing Greater Insight on Rainfall March 25th, 2014 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

The Global Precipitation Measurement spacecraft augments the mission of a satellite launched in 1997 to study rainfall in the tropics.

Covered walkways are among the Hilo-centric features of the Mohouli Heights Senior Neighborhood, a low-income residential project being dedicated Thursday. Courtesy photo. Dedication Thursday for Hilo Senior Housing Project March 25th, 2014 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News

Sixty seniors have been selected through a lottery as the first tenants of the Mohouli Heights Senior Neighborhood project.

Some of the winners and their wares from last year's 15th annual Hilo Culinary Classic. Courtesy photo. Culinary Arts Classic Set for April 4 March 24th, 2014 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

The renowned event held by the Hawaii Community College Culinary Arts Program provides food for both the palate and the eye.

2014 Hawaii State Spelling Bee winner Christianne Abella of Konawaena Middle School. Courtesy photo. Konawaena Middle School Student Wins State Spelling Bee March 24th, 2014 · No Comments · Featured Articles, News, West Hawaii News

Christianne Abella is the second student from the Kealakekua school to win the statewide competition in the past three years.

The Hilo-based US Coast Guard Kiska assisted in the rescue of kayakers in distress Sunday. USCG photo. More Kayakers Rescued Off Kohala Coastline March 24th, 2014 · No Comments · Featured Articles, News, West Hawaii News

Strong northeasterly winds and offshore currents resulted in the second rescue of kayakers in less than a week.

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