KAILUA-KONA — From a new take on the auto shop to proposing a business that recycles rubbish into sports equipment, three teams of students at Kua O Ka La Public Charter School are learning to put their talents and passions to work — and getting some solid cash in return.
KABUL, Afghanistan — An Islamic State suicide bomber struck a Shiite cultural center in Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 41 people and underscoring the extremist group’s growing reach in Afghanistan even as its self-styled caliphate in Iraq and Syria has been dismantled.
MOSCOW — Russia’s latest space launch failures have prompted authorities to take a closer look into the nation’s struggling space industry, the Kremlin said Thursday.
David James Boyle, 77, of Keaau died Dec. 21 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Tacoma, Wash., he was a retired high school teacher. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by sons, Troy Boyle, Todd Boyle and David Boyle of Tacoma; daughter, Theresa Boyle of Tacoma; brothers, Art Boyle of Tacoma and Ron Boyle of Keaau; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Democrat Doug Jones’ historic victory over Republican Roy Moore was declared official Thursday as Alabama election officials certified him the winner of the special Senate election, despite Moore’s last-minute lawsuit claiming voter fraud.
HONOLULU — Federal agencies were wrong to allow Hawaii’s longline swordfish industry to expand fishing efforts while allowing the hooking or entangling of more endangered sea turtles, a U.S. appeals court ruled.
After decades of hope and high promise, this was the year scientists really showed they could doctor DNA to successfully treat diseases. Gene therapies to treat cancer and even pull off the biblical-sounding feat of helping the blind to see were approved by U.S. regulators, establishing gene manipulation as a new mode of medicine.
KAILUA-KONA — It’s official.
Audit slams outbreak response: Poor communication by DOH during dengue crisis among issues cited in state report
KAILUA-KONA — On Oct. 28, 2015, a week after confirming a case of dengue fever in a patient who had visited Hookena Beach, the state Department of Health’s Laboratory Division confirmed four more cases of the disease.
KEAAU — One of coach Jun Pagala’s goals is for his team to shoot better than 70 percent from the free throw line.
Brandon Echalas’ nickname suggests that of a flashy offensive player, and a self-important one at that.
KAILUA-KONA — As of Dec. 17, police have arrested 1,115 people on suspicion of driving under the influence, a more than 5 percent increase from the same time period last year, according to the Hawaii Police Department.
The University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension has extended the application deadline for the 2018 Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program for East Hawaii home gardeners until Jan. 10.
Hawaiian cultural practitioner Kaipo Ah Chong is returning to the Volcano Art Center in January to conduct his popular tropical flower arranging workshop.
LONDON — Former President Barack Obama told Prince Harry in an interview broadcast Wednesday that people in leadership roles must be careful in their use of social media and warned against spending too much time immersed in the internet at the expense of the world outside.