Astronomers: ‘We’re sort of dead in the water’

The protests surrounding the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea and the closure of the Maunakea Access Road affects not only the future of astronomy, but its present, as well, according to astronomers who use the telescopes already in place on the mountain.

Obituaries for July 18

Richard James Doyas, 85, of Pahoa died July 9 at home. Born in San Francisco, he was a retired nuclear physicist for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and member of Center for Spiritual Living in Keaau. No services. Survived by wife, Jenifer Doyas of Pahoa; daughters, Noreen (Graham Matthews) Doyas of Redding, Calif., and Carolyn (Steve Roadhouse) Fencil of Lewiston, Calif.; son, Gregory (Jennifer) Doyas of Palo Alto, Calif.; sister, Dolores Ott of Chaska, Minn.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

House blocks maverick Democrat’s Trump impeachment effort

WASHINGTON — The House easily killed a maverick Democrat’s effort Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for his recent racial insults against lawmakers of color, a vote that provided an early snapshot of just how divided Democrats are over ousting him as the 2020 presidential and congressional campaigns rev up.

Apollo 11’s achievement still dazzles

WASHINGTON — Thirty months after setting the goal of sending a mission 239,000 miles to the moon, and returning safely, President John Kennedy cited a story Irish author Frank O’Connor told about his boyhood. Facing the challenge of a high wall, O’Connor and his playmates tossed their caps over it.