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Hundreds take part in Monster Dash 5K

You might not call it a clean finish, but for the hundreds of eager competitors who ducked, dashed, climbed and crawled their way over, around and through the obstacles at the Monster Dash 5K obstacle course, coming across the finish line was well worth the dirt.

Migrants vow to re-form caravan, continue north toward US

About 2,000 Central American migrants who circumvented Mexican police at a border bridge and swam, forded and floated across the river from Guatemala decided on Saturday to re-form their mass caravan and continue their trek northward toward the United States.

Processing trauma: a complex operation

Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony was a great teaching moment is U.S. history. The testimony depicted how the human brain selectively processes life threatening information, the emotional ramifications of trauma, the role of hormones and neurotransmitters, and most importantly, impairment in functioning subsequent to the traumatic event.

Starbucks report says racism affects policing. Police disagree.

Six months after a Rittenhouse Square Starbucks earned international notoriety for the arrest of two black patrons, Philadelphia’s Police Advisory Commission has released its finding from a review of the incident. The PAC concluded that an open conversation about race, better training and communication, and a strategy for community policing are necessary.

This column is CBD infused

As a new-product junkie, it was foregone that I’d swap a C-note for something called CBD, a cannabis extract promising relief from pain and anxiety, the twin banes of baby boomers recently awakened to the realization that, though their spirits be forever young, their joints definitively are not.

Obituary for October 21

Verda Leialoha Roy, 90, of Kahaluu died Sept. 13 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she worked as an executive assistant for numerous businesses and organizations, an assistant to curators Lokalia Montgomery and ‘Iolani Luahine at Hulihee Palace, and was a co-founder of Halau No‘eau Kahelemauna. She also was a member of the Daughters of Hawaii and Mayflower Society and Alden Kindred of America. Visitation at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona. Mass at 4 p.m. Aloha attire. Survived by daughters, Lauren Mikahala Roy of Kahaluu, Moana (Billy Ochmann) Roy Kuma of Pahoehoe and Lisa Leialoha Roy-DeAguiar of Pahoehoe; six grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Saudi account of Khashoggi killing is widely denounced

Turkey will “never allow a cover-up” of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, a senior official in Turkey’s ruling party said Saturday, reflecting international skepticism over the Saudi account that the writer died during a “fistfight.”

Caravan migrants break Guatemala border fence, rush Mexico

Migrants traveling in a mass caravan burst through a Guatemalan border fence and streamed by the thousands toward Mexican territory on Friday, defying Mexican authorities’ entreaties for an orderly crossing and U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats of retaliation.