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Roth comments on spike in HCCC COVID-19 cases

Hawaii County Mayor Mitch Roth issued a statement Saturday following a release from the State Department of Public Safety reporting a total of 71 positive COVID-19 cases at the Hawaii Community Correctional Center in Hilo.

Obituaries for May 30

Allen “Bradda Al” Boyd Filoteo, 70, of Hilo died May 12 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was the resident manager for Riverside Apartments, supervisor for the former Excelsior Dairy; bouncer at the former Uncle Mikey’s Nightclub, U.S. Navy Vietnam War veteran, coach for Keaukaha Big League baseball, member of Hilo Boxing Club, 1968 Golden Gloves state champion and member of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 142. Drive-thru visitation only 9 a.m.-noon Sunday, June 6, at Dodo Mortuary upper carport. Face masks and social distancing required. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Raynette Filoteo; daughter, Dana K. (John Pukini) Filoteo; sons, Kalai (Cheyenne Young) Filoteo and Keone (Amanda) DeSilva; brothers, Adan (Debra) Rodrigues and Kamanawa Grube Filoteo; sisters, Verda “Honey Girl” Arriaga, Lila Filoteo, Ulu (Lucas Julian) Filoteo, Donna Rosas, Brenda (Kufa) Filo and Gloria Dezsy; parents-in-law, Earl and Barbara DeSilva; sisters-in-law, Shirley Filoteo, Renee (Ray) Wilson and Laurie (Lloyd) Miday; six grandsons and two great-grandsons; an aunt, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

More than 200 bodies found at Indigenous school in Canada

KAMLOOPS, British Columbia (AP) — The remains of 215 children, some as young as 3 years old, have been found buried on the site of what was once Canada’s largest Indigenous residential school — one of the institutions that held children taken from families across the nation.

In time for summer, Europe sees dramatic fall in virus cases

ROME — When Italy won the Eurovision Song Contest with an over-the-top glam-rock performance, the victory signaled more than just a psychological boost for one of the countries hardest hit by COVID-19: Held before a live, indoor audience of 3,500, the annual kitsch fest confirmed that Europe was returning to a semblance of normalcy that was unthinkable even a few weeks ago.

Volcano Watch: Pau or Paused? What’s the difference?

The Halema‘uma‘u lava lake celebrated its 5-month anniversary by doing what we all like to do on our special day, taking a break. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park suggested that Kilauea’s summit eruption was getting ready for a “luana iki” or little rest, a more poetic way of describing a pause in eruptive activity.

Memorial Day and the day after

The more we make Memorial Day about remembering our fallen warriors, the better off we are as Americans. And the day after Memorial Day, there are many steps we as thankful Americans can take to honor the service and sacrifice of those who have so selflessly served us.