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Bites: What's that vegetable? The pretty purple majesty potato

My husband and I just returned from a 10-day vacation to the Island of Hawaii. In addition to beautiful beaches, 80-degree days and miles and miles of lava rock, the Big Island is home to some seriously good eats. Full story

Hawaii hotel room occupancy rises to 81.7 percent

The percentage of Hawaii hotel rooms occupied by guests rose to an average of 81.7 percent in February, up 6.1 percentage points from the same month last year, tourism industry consultant company Hospitality Advisors LLC said Monday. Full story

Hawaii travel up, but officials girding for drop

The number of Hawaii visitors jumped 11.8 percent last month compared to the year before, but tourism officials responding to the data released Tuesday said they're girding themselves for a drop-off. Full story

Hawaii wildfire threatens protected rainforest

Specialized firefighting teams Wednesday battled a remote wildfire touched off by the eruption of the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island, which has burned some 2,000 acres of national park land. Full story

Some northern California residents evacuated

Residents in parts of northern California evacuated their homes on Friday as a tsunami triggered by the massive earthquake in Japan bore down on the U.S. and Canadian west coast. Full story

Scientists monitor eruptions at Hawaii volcano

Scientists were closely monitoring heightened activity at Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii, after a fissure sent lava spewing 65 feet in the air. Full story

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  Fire tornado burns in Hawaii

Strong winds and brush fires combine to create a fire tornado on Hawaii's Big Island. TODAYshow.com's Dara Brown reports.

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Lava entering water at dusk, Hawaii's Big Island
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