By KEVIN JAKAHI
On Jan. 3, 2018, Pu‘u ‘O‘o on Kilauea Volcano’s East Rift Zone reaches its 35th birthday.
In the 80 years I have lived, 2017 stands out as one of three personal trauma periods. The others were World War II and the Kennedy through Nixon era. For that reason, I plan to spend much more time in the garden. Many lessons can be learned by having quiet time in a garden or forest.
WASHINGTON — Wisconsin’s Supreme Court can soon right a flagrant wrong stemming from events set in motion in 2014 at Milwaukee’s Marquette University by Cheryl Abbate. Although just a graduate student, she already had a precocious aptitude for academic nastiness.
The U.S. Supreme Court has long been reluctant to impose restrictions on gerrymandering, the practice of drawing election districts for partisan advantage. There’s no accepted standard to say where justified redistricting stops and outright vote-rigging begins, and any ruling might arouse suspicions of partisanship. There are signs, however, that this hesitancy might be coming to an end — and not a moment too soon.
William “Blackie” Lani Abraham, 85, of Hilo died Nov. 27 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired pin setter for the former Hilo Lanes, butcher for Keaau Slaughterhouse and the former Miko Meats, roofer with Honolulu/Hilo Pacific Roofing and Flooring, Hawaii Protective Agency security guard, U.S. Army Korean War veteran and member of Hawaiian Bowling Club and other bowling leagues. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 4) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 10-11 a.m. Friday (Jan. 5) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Aloha or casual attire. Survived by sons, Willoughby “Kewe” (Desiree Raymond) Abraham of Hilo, William “Black” (Rebecca) Abraham Jr. of Kawaihae and Robert “Hawaiian” (Dee Dee) Abraham of Hilo; daughters, Corrina Abraham of Hilo, Lydia (Daniel) Abrojena of Kona and Sandra Dee “Tini” (Robin) Young of Pahoa; hanai son, Thomas “Keo” (Rose) Abraham of Hilo; hanai daughter, Star (David) Henderson of Hilo; brother, Harry (Bobbie) Kim of Hilo; sister, Ruth Papalimu of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Kathy Papalimu and Lucy “Teri” “Luka” Keahi of Hilo; 54 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard said Friday it found a foreign worker acting as the captain of an American-flagged commercial fishing vessel in federal waters off Hawaii.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police in Los Angeles have arrested a man they suspect made a hoax emergency call that resulted in a SWAT police officer fatally shooting a man at the door of his own home in Kansas, law enforcement officials said Saturday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Australian diplomat’s tip appears to have helped persuade the FBI to investigate Russian meddling in the U.S. election and possible coordination with the Trump campaign, The New York Times reported Saturday.
TEHRAN, Iran — A wave of spontaneous protests over Iran’s weak economy swept into Tehran on Saturday, with college students and others chanting against the government just hours after hard-liners held their own rally in support of the Islamic Republic’s clerical establishment.
Dress in layers, lay off the booze and bring some hand warmers. Those are some of the tips offered for the huge crowd of revelers expected in Times Square for what could be one of the coldest New Year’s Eve ball drops on record.
The Hawaii Police Department is taking an aggressive stand against illegal fireworks violators who threaten to turn New Year’s festivities into “war zones.”
As we ring out 2017 and ring in 2018, it’s likely the past year will be remembered for the phrases “fake news” and “me too.”
From Malta to Minneapolis, here’s a look at some destinations around the world that will be making news in 2018. They include designated culture capitals, places hosting sporting events and even a couple of cities — San Antonio, Texas, and New Orleans — celebrating their 300th birthdays.
Konawaena junior Kapoina Bailey had a breakout season last year on the wrestling mat, but one obstacle always stood in the way.
Staff from the five branches of Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union raised $15,000 for Hawaii Island United Way during their annual employee campaign. All proceeds will go toward United Way’s mission “to unite people, organizations and resources to build a healthier community.” On hand for the check presentation were, front row from left, Ross Birch, Dennis Onishi, Tricia Buskirk, LeeAnn Healy, Nellie Medeiros and Wally Lau. Back row from left, Linda Meyer, Ryan McGrady, Dean Uemura and Mel Ventura.
Preliminary findings of an autopsy performed on the body of a person found Monday in the burned-out shell of a truck are “inconclusive” as to the cause of death, according to police.