Lassner, UH-Hilo chancellor share thoughts on protests

From the arrest of kupuna protesting the Thirty Meter Telescope’s construction on Maunakea to calls for his resignation, University of Hawaii President David Lassner, in an address to the UH Board of Regents on Thursday, said Wednesday marked one of the most difficult days his presidency.

Apollo 11 at 50: Celebrating first steps on another world

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A half-century ago, in the middle of a mean year of war, famine, violence in the streets and the widening of the generation gap, men from planet Earth stepped onto another world for the first time, uniting people around the globe in a way not seen before or since.

Congress needs to retake its power to declare war

Here are two facts Americans should be aware of: There will be men and women deploying to Afghanistan for the first time this September who were born after Sept. 11, 2001; the authorization for that war was signed so long ago that 80% of the men and women in Congress today never voted on it. Put these facts together and one comes to the inescapable conclusion that Congress is overdue in revisiting and updating the legal foundations on which the war in Afghanistan is based.

Hawaiian Telcom tees up $10K for HIAC

John Komeiji, president and general manager of Hawaiian Telcom presented a check for $10,000 to the Hawaii Island Adult Care. Hawaiian Telcom has been the proud title sponsor of HIAC’s annual golf tournament since it started in 2006. The 2019 tournament was played July 12 at Hilo Municipal Golf Course. HIAC provides high-quality adult care for elders and challenged adults, as well as support for their families in order to ensure continued living at home. Pictured are, front row from left, Richard Onishi, tournament chairman; Komeiji; Marcie Saquing, HIAC executive director; (back row) HIAC board members Jon Miyata, Jay Ignacio and Francis Rickard.

Can you help identify this photo?

The Tribune-Herald each Saturday is publishing a photo from the Lyman Museum’s John Howard Pierce Photography Collection. The Kona Historical Society generously donated the collection in 2007. The museum is seeking help identifying the people and places in the pictures, most of which are from the 1960s and ’70s. Those with information about the subjects in the photos can contact the museum at 935-5021 or See identified photographs on Facebook at THIS PHOTO (NO. 18943) was captured Nov. 15, 1967.