‘Community Strong’ here on the Big Island

Over the past nearly four years, nature has provided opportunities for all of us to not only appreciate its power and magnificence but, more importantly, to come to appreciate how powerful we are as an island community.

Trump bails out some, but not all, the victims of his trade war

U.S. automakers breathed a bit easier this week after President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced an agreement to shelve threatened U.S. tariffs on imported autos and retaliatory European tariffs on U.S. goods while the two sides negotiate lower trade barriers. And if the episode eventually produces a true free-trade agreement between Europe and the United States, it will be a win for businesses, workers and consumers on both sides of the Atlantic.

Protectionism proves that evidence is unpersuasive

WASHINGTON — If you are not collateral damage in the escalating trade wars, the bulletins from the wars’ multiplying fronts are hilarious reading. You are collateral damage only if you are a manufacturer, farmer or consumer, so relax and enjoy the following reports.