US leadership can help end the crisis in Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s worsening civil war, which has already drawn in Eritrea and is now spilling over into Sudan, threatens to destabilize the entire Horn of Africa, with alarming humanitarian consequences. American leadership is urgently needed to restore peace.

Obituaries for February 22

Joseph Rodrigues Bugado Jr., 80, of Hilo died Feb. 13 at home. Born in Honokaa, he was a retired bus driver for Greyline Tours, Jack’s Tours, Robert’s Hawaii Tours, and the owner of Big Island Sightseeing Tours. Viewing 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, March 3, at Ballard Family Mortuary in Hilo. Burial at Mauna Kea Memorial Park (1.6 miles up Ka‘ie‘ie Rd.) at 1 p.m. Face masks and social distancing required. Online condolences: Survived by spouse, Norma M. Bugado of Hilo; son, Bradford (Layla) Bugado, of El Paso, Texas; daughter, Charmaine Bugado of Hilo; brother, Richard (Cindy) Bugado of Honomu; two grandchildren; aunts, uncles, and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Rainy Side View: A welcomed shot in the arm

I got my first COVID-19 shot and am awaiting the second. The only reason I’m in line after medical and other essential workers is because of seniority, so if you’re thinking there are no advantages to getting old, think again.