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Pierce photo identified

This photograph from the Lyman Museum’s John Howard Pierce Photography Collection, No. 20586, was first published in the June 18, 2016, edition of the Tribune-Herald. Pictured are teacher Mrs. Yamauchi with students Lisa L. Bright, Francine Dela Cruz, Patricia (Patti)

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In parting shot, Kerry tears into Israel over settlements

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry tore into Israel on Wednesday for settlement-building, accusing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of dragging Israel away from democracy and forcefully rejecting the notion that America had abandoned Israel with a controversial U.N. vote.

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Trump accuses Obama of ‘inflammatory’ roadblocks

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President-elect Donald Trump accused President Barack Obama on Wednesday of throwing up “inflammatory” roadblocks during the transition of power and his administration of treating Israel with “total disdain,” further straining the veneer of civility between the

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Iraqi forces in Mosul reinforced, new push against IS soon

MOSUL, Iraq — Iraqi forces stalled for weeks on the edges of Mosul are being bolstered by reinforcements and now are ready, along with elite special forces, to launch a stepped up, three-pronged assault against Islamic State militants in the

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Turkey, Russia discussing Syria cease-fire

BEIRUT — Turkey and Russia are discussing a broader Syrian cease-fire after brokering the deal that evacuated rebel-held eastern Aleppo, Syrian opposition factions said Wednesday, but a number of rebel groups say they won’t agree to anything until they get

Obituaries for December 29

Walter “Wally” Ah Hee, 75, of Hilo died Dec. 11 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was owner of Wally’s Car Care, employed by Hilo Coast Processing Co., Hilo Construction, M. Sonomura Contracting, S.K. Oda Contracting and Ruddles

Senators properly question US aid for Philippines

Even in a roomful of tinhorn dictators, President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines would stand out. He has insulted President Barack Obama and Pope Francis, admitted to killing suspected criminals, called a United Nations official an “idiot” and threatened to

Making America 1953 again

WASHINGTON — It is axiomatic that if someone is sufficiently eager to disbelieve something, there is no Everest of evidence too large to be ignored. This explains today’s revival of protectionism, which is a plan to make America great again