Gov. Ige today announced that as of Dec. 1, he will no longer require counties to obtain his approval or that of Maj. Gen. Kenneth Hara, director of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, before issuing county emergency orders, rules or proclamations.
Arnold Douglas Ackerman, 69, of Kealakekua died Nov. 13 at home. Born in Kealakekua, he was a television producer, cattle rancher, member of Kona Mauka Rotary, Food Bank, Kai O Pua Canoe Club and Kona Hospital Foundation. Celebration of life 1-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Kona Historical Society in Kealakekua. Survived by wife, Noel Black Ackerman of Kealakekua; daughter, Cobey Ackerman of Kealakekua; sister, Stephanie Ackerman of Kealakekua; a grandson; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Hawaii Care Choices celebrated a milestone as they graduated three students from the state’s first hospice nurse residency program on Monday morning.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Cadell Walker rushed to get her 9-year-old daughter Solome vaccinated against COVID-19 — not just to protect her but to help stop the coronavirus from spreading and spawning even more dangerous variants.
Turkeys may not be able to fly very far. But their prices can soar — along with the costs of other holiday staples like cranberry sauce and pie filling.
HONOLULU — A formerly homeless man who ended up in a mental institution for more than two years because of mistaken identity is suing the state and various Honolulu police officers, Hawaii public defenders and doctors.
WAUKESHA, Wis. — The SUV driver who plowed into a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee, killing at least five people and injuring 48, was leaving the scene of a domestic dispute that had taken place just minutes earlier, Waukesha’s police chief said Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Rittenhouse, who was acquitted on charges stemming from killing two men and wounding another during the unrest that followed the shooting of a Black man by a white police officer, said in a wide-ranging interview that aired Monday night he’s “not a racist person” and supports the Black Lives Matter movement.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Elizabeth Holmes, the one-time medical entrepreneur now charged with building a fraudulent company based on promises of a revolutionary technology, returned to the witness stand Monday.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — In the face of demonstrations across much of Europe protesting tough COVID-19 measures over the past days, authorities on Monday pleaded for patience, calm and a willingness to get a vaccine shot in the arm as infections spike upward again.
Medicare Advantage plans are popular, convenient and fast-growing — and a rising drain on taxpayers, new research has found. A former federal health official said his analysis showed that Medicare overpaid these private plans by more than $106 billion in recent years, costs that are only expected to soar. Federal regulators and Congress need to get a grip on this spending, where every dollar on needless services and unearned profit robs enrollees and taxpayers alike.
Joan Koval Baldwin, 71, of Hilo died Nov. 16 at home. Born in Chicago, she was a retired corporate librarian for Weyerhaeuser, had also worked for Boeing, Pennzoil and others, had a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry and master’s degree in library science from the University of Illinois and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. No services. Survived by husband, Gerald E. “Gerry” Baldwin of Hilo; sister, Ruth Koval of Chicago. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Hawaiian cultural practitioner Kaipo Ah Chong will offer his popular tropical flower arranging workshop once again from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.
The Zonta Club of Hilo presented $6,000 in four microgrants for “Pay It Forward” 2021. This award program supports women entrepreneurs on Hawaii Island who are starting a new business or working to expand an existing business.
My grandson Quentin loves math and science and one of his favorite books is “Mushrooms of Hawaii” by Don E. Hemmes Ph.D., and Dennis E Desjardin, Ph.D. Because of that interest in mushrooms, he was very excited to eat them. We made a super easy creamy mushroom pasta, which everyone enjoyed.
It’s time for Waimea’s 60th Annual Christmas Twilight Parade from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4. This will be a drive-through parade beginning at the Kalani Schutte Waimea District Park on Ala ‘Ohia Road, on the south end of town, and exit at Pukalani Stables.