Can monthly cash payments cut child poverty by nearly half?

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The check won’t arrive until mid-July, but Katrina Peters already knows what she’ll do with her Child Tax Credit payments. The 20-year-old mother of three applied to work as a driver with a food delivery app, and the extra cash is earmarked for repairing, registering and insuring her car.

UH-Hilo faces budget cuts

The University of Hawaii at Hilo will face cuts to its general fund during the next two fiscal years if the biennium budget approved by the state Legislature gets the green light from Gov. David Ige.

House backs commission on Jan. 6 riot over GOP objections

WASHINGTON — The House voted Wednesday to create an independent commission on the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, sending the legislation to an uncertain future in the Senate as Republican leaders work to stop a bipartisan investigation that is opposed by former President Donald Trump.

Obituaries for May 20

Joshua “Josh” Manoa Kawaiolahiamaikalani Ayala, 19, of Hilo died April 13 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a landscaper. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by mother, Michele Ayala of Hilo; brothers, Robert-Preston Ayala and Mikey-Boy Ayala of Hilo; sister, Angelina Ayala of Hilo; grandmother, Maria Smith of Hilo; grandfather, Curtis Leialoha of Keaukaha. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.