William “Billy” Aina, 89, of Las Vegas, formerly of Ewa Beach, Oahu, died Dec. 4 in Las Vegas. Born in Hilo, he was retired from the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam War and was a meat cutter at the Army Commissary at Schofield Barracks. Memorial services 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12 at the National Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl). Survived by daughters, Malaurie Berg of Las Vegas and Billie Ann Terao of Kauai; son, Randall Aina of Oahu; sisters, Vera Ermatinger of Utah, Myra Paul and Verna Villaverde of Hilo; brother, Henry Aina of Hilo; 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a great-great grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Palm Eastern Mortuary, Las Vegas.
FORT WORTH, Texas — The federal government typically spends up to $150,000 apiece — not counting utilities, maintenance or labor — on the trailers it leases to disaster victims, then auctions them at cut-rate prices after 18 months of use or the first sign of minor damage, The Associated Press has learned.
MENLO PARK, California — The coming union of the Disney and Fox media empires is set to create a new nirvana for fanboys and -girls, one that reunites superheroes and sci-fi characters long separated by an energy barrier of corporate legalism.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — What Logan Hertel and his friends found in the scorched remains of their Northern California neighborhood wasn’t a photo album, wedding ring or even a skittish cat separated from its family.
A driver’s insurance policy should cover the cost of replacing approximately 15 headstones damaged or destroyed after a vehicle plowed into Hilo’s Alae Cemetery last week, according to the Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation.
Five Big Island regions are especially vulnerable to contamination from cesspools, a state report says.
WASHINGTON — Preaching morality while practicing cupidity can be tricky, but various American governments have done it for years regarding smoking. This mental contortion now has a new chapter. The four largest American tobacco companies (Altria, R.J. Reynolds, Lorillard, Philip Morris) are, under government compulsion, funding newspaper and television ads to tell — actually, to remind — people that their products are sickening:
They’re the little birds that could.
By its nature, eight-man football is a dream scenario for shift and fast ball-carriers who excel when playing in space.
Bunk, says the Centers for Disease Control. Its staff was NOT, repeat NOT, forbidden to use certain terms — “diversity,” “fetus,” “transgender,” “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “science-based” and “evidence-based” — in budget documents.
Change came to Washington in 2017, as the new president promised.
Most Americans saw nothing but tragedy in a massive train derailment that left at least three people dead and about 100 injured in Washington state on Monday. President Donald Trump saw an opportunity to be exploited for political gain.
HONOLULU (AP) — Two Hawaii men who grew up as best friends recently learned that they’re actually brothers and revealed the surprise to family and friends over the holidays.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The Democrat in a tied race for a Virginia House seat that could affect which party controls the chamber said Tuesday that she’ll ask a court to declare the tie invalid and her the winner.
GREENACRES, Fla. — A large portion of a famed magnolia tree planted on the south grounds of the White House by President Andrew Jackson will be removed because it is weak and poses a safety risk, a spokeswoman for first lady Melania Trump said Tuesday.
KAILUA-KONA — A 23-year-old Keaau man pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in connection with a moped crash in 2015 that resulted in a Kailua-Kona woman’s death.
A University of Hawaii at Hilo study designed to decrease medicine-related re-hospitalizations of older adults is garnering national attention.