Police ID pedestrian killed in Keaau

Police identified a pedestrian who died after being struck by at least three vehicles during Thursday’s morning rush hour traffic on Highway 130 near the Keaau Transfer Station as 58-year-old David Foster Perrells, of Pahoa.

Senate moves to limit Trump on military force against Iran

WASHINGTON — The Senate approved a bipartisan measure Thursday aimed at limiting President Donald Trump’s authority to launch military operations against Iran, with eight Republicans joining Democrats in a post-impeachment bid to constrain the White House.

BJ Penn ‘getting better’ following auto accident

The mother of UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn said Thursday the mixed martial artist is recovering at home from a concussion sustained in a traffic accident the evening of Feb. 7 on Kanoelehua Avenue near Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo.

Obituaries for February 14

David John “DJ” Clark, 64, of Mercer Island, Wash., died Jan. 21 at home. Born in Hilo, he spent four decades in the paint industry, grew up on Kauai and the Big Island, attended Hawaii Preparatory Academy and graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1974 before moving to California for college. Celebration of life 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at Mercer Island Presbyterian Church. No flowers. Memorial donations to The Goodtimes Project, an organization dedicated to families affected by pediatric cancer. Full obituar: flintofts.com. Survived by wife, Katty; children, Peter and Delaney; mother Sheila Brown Clark of Mountain View.

More US firms are boosting faith-based support for employees

NEW YORK — It has become standard practice for U.S. corporations to assure employees of support regardless of their race, gender or sexual orientation. There’s now an intensifying push to ensure that companies are similarly supportive and inclusive when it comes to employees’ religious beliefs.