Making welfare recipients work is a question of values

The wisdom of work requirements in safety-net programs for low-income Americans is being hotly debated in the U.S. Congress, state capitols and policy circles. In the coming weeks, Congress might expand work requirements in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps.

Rep. Onishi fends off upstart opponent

State Rep. Richard Onishi appeared certain of victory Saturday night, with a significant lead over his sole opponent in the Democratic primary election for House District 3.

Case wins Democratic House primary

Former Congressman Ed Case has emerged from a crowded field to win the Democratic Party primary to represent Honolulu in Congress. The 65-year-old fiscal conservative on Saturday defeated five other major candidates including Lt. Gov. Doug Chin, who is the architect of Hawaii’s legal battle against President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

Ige wins Democratic governor primary

Hawaii Gov. David Ige won the Democratic primary in his bid for a second term in office Saturday, defeating U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, who gave up her seat in Congress to run for governor.

Authorities probe how airline employee could steal plane

Investigators are piecing together how an airline ground agent stole an empty commercial airplane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound after being chased by military jets that were quickly scrambled to intercept the aircraft.

V.S. Naipaul, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies at 85

V.S. Naipaul, the Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose precise and lyrical writing in such novels as “A Bend in the River” and “A House for Mr. Biswas” and brittle, misanthropic personality made him one of the world’s most admired and contentious writers, died at his London home, his family said. He was 85.

Obituaries for August 12

Sharon Roxanna Angelo, 54, of Kapaau died July 31 at home. Born in Kapaau, she was a cashier at a retail store in the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 18) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by son, Kallan Angelo of Kapaau; daughter, Tesha Angelo of Kapaau; parents, Roy and Nancy Antonio Sr. of Kapaau; brother, Roy (Melissa) Antonio Jr. of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Janice Antonio of Kapaau and Rochelle (Vance) Antonio of Hilo; two grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.