Get connected: HICC seeks new members

The Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce is a private, nonprofit business organization based in East Hawaii whose purpose is to assist businesses and promote the Island of Hawaii.

Feds seek jail for Capitol riot suspect found with rifle

A North Carolina man awaiting trial on charges he assaulted two police officers during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol had an assault rifle and ammunition in his vehicle when he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving earlier this month, according to prosecutors.

Start small to change the world

As we reach the end of another tumultuous year, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Besides the ongoing pandemic and concerted assault on democracy, we’ve had deadly tornadoes, another mass school shooting, and a U.S. Supreme Court poised to outlaw abortion.

Learn how to prepare an AHCD

Community First’s committee on advance health care directives has met many challenges during this COVID pandemic. We’re just a small group of volunteers but we’re committed to our goal of encouraging all adults, regardless of health status, to prepare an advance health care directive, or AHCD, and to share it with their loved ones and doctor.

El Salvador frees three women convicted of abortions

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — President Nayib Bukele’s government has freed three Salvadoran women who were sentenced to 30 years in prison under the nation’s strict anti-abortion laws after suffering obstetric emergencies, according to abortion rights groups.