Police: double fatality still under investigation

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island police Wednesday confirmed the identity of the man and woman found dead Aug. 3 at an apartment complex in Kailua-Kona as 48-year-old Joy K. Mills-Ferren and 56-year-old Bradley A. Wood-Ferren.

Eruption has little effect on turnout

Despite displacement of residents because of the Kilauea eruption, and longer wait times on election day, voter turnout in lower Puna saw little change during Saturday’s primary.

Italy hunts for blame in bridge collapse that killed 39

GENOA, Italy — As more bodies were pulled Wednesday from a mountain of jagged concrete and twisted steel left by a highway bridge collapse that killed 39, prosecutors focused on possible design flaws and past maintenance of the heavily used span, and politicians squabbled over blame.

‘Manafort and his lies’ at heart of case, prosecution argues

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Paul Manafort lied to keep himself flush with cash for his luxurious lifestyle and lied some more to procure millions in bank loans when his income dropped off, prosecutors told jurors Wednesday in closing arguments at the former Trump campaign chairman’s financial fraud trial. Jurors will begin deliberations Thursday.

Health centers need our support

Imagine having nowhere to sleep tonight. Every shelter in your neighborhood is full, and you have nowhere else to turn. You’re left on the street, wondering where you’ll get your next meal, your next hot shower or even prescription refill to manage your blood pressure.

Don’t transform space into a realm of human conflict

One of humanity’s greatest achievements was to go from a teetering aircraft at Kitty Hawk to a man on the moon in just a few decades. For most of that time and since, space has been a place of exploration, wonder, and yes, the serious and expensive nationalistic space race. Not war.

Discover ‘The Four Agreements’

The next Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace” free Brown Bag Lunch Talk is slated for noon-1 p.m. today at the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, 655 Kilauea Ave. in Hilo.