Biden makes all adults eligible for a vaccine on April 19

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said he’s bumping up his deadline by two weeks for states to make all adults in the U.S. eligible for coronavirus vaccines. But even as he expressed optimism about the pace of vaccinations, he warned Americans that the nation is not yet out of the woods when it comes to the pandemic.

Committee postpones action on ouster of Leeward Planning Commission member

Mark Van Pernis was called rude, crusty, insulting, confrontational and condescending, among other adjectives, during a grueling three-hour Tuesday evening session of a County Council panel that ended with a recommendation to not immediately remove him from the powerful Leeward Planning Commission.

Police arrest 29 for DUI

During the week of March 29-April 4, Hawaii Island police arrested 29 motorists for DUI. Six of the drivers were involved traffic accidents; none were younger than 21.

Grand jury counsel sought

The 3rd Circuit Court is seeking applications for independent grand jury counsel for Hilo and Kona. The compensation shall be as provided by law.

Study: Drought-breaking rains more rare, erratic in US West

BILLINGS, Mont. — Rainstorms grew more erratic and droughts much longer throughout most of the U.S. West during the past half-century as climate change warmed the planet, according to a sweeping government study released Tuesday that concludes the situation is worsening.