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The six-to-ten page Hilo Tribune was published in Hilo on the island of Hawai‘i in English and some Hawaiian from November 23, 1895 to June 27, 1917, by the Hilo Tribune Publishing Company. It was published every Saturday through January 26, 1901, then every Friday beginning February 1, 1901. In initial issues, the Hilo Tribune described itself as “Bright, reliable, newsy, and popular” and “The progressive paper of Hawai‘i” in its masthead. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the paper supported “progressive” causes, including economic development and the annexation of Hawai‘i to the United States. The Hilo Tribune featured a variety of Hawai‘i, national, and international news. The paper reported eruptions of the volcanoes on the island of Hawai‘i. The February 28, 1905 story “Kilauea Crater Continues in Eruption” personified volcanoes as actions of the Hawaiian volcano goddess Pele. The paper also included agricultural reports with an emphasis on the coffee industry, editorials, legal notices, shipping schedules, advertisements, fiction, and a condensed local items section. In 1923, the Hilo Tribune merged with the Daily Post-Herald and Hawaii Herald to form the Hilo Tribune-Herald. That paper changed its name to Hawaii Tribune-Herald on March 2, 1964, when the Donrey group in Las Vegas bought the paper from the Honolulu Star-Bulletin Publishing Co. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald serves as the major daily newspaper for the island of Hawai‘i and has an online edition.

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