Program gives students hands-on experience in STEM fields

It was almost like show-and-tell Thursday at Grand Naniloa Hotel. There, 16 of the Akamai Workforce Initiative’s 38 summer interns made presentations about their summer work during one of four symposiums that conclude the program. Projects varied across multiple disciplines, but the passion and knowledge was evident with each speaker.

Procession honors fallen firefighter

Dozens of local and federal firefighters and other emergency responders gathered Sunday on the Hilo Bayfront to pay respect to a fallen brother — Brian Hughes, a Hilo native and captain of the Arrowhead Interagency Hotshots based in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks.

District 7 council race to be decided in November

Hawaii’s primary elections were over as of today, but the race for Hawaii County Council District 7 is far from the finish line. Rebecca Villegas won the night Saturday in a four-person, non-partisan race for the council position vacated by Dru Kanuha, now the Democratic nominee and substantial favorite to assume West Hawaii’s 3rd District seat in the state Senate.

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.