Public input sought on recovery plan for HVNP

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the U.S. Geological Survey are seeking community input about a proposed plan to move the Disaster Recovery Project forward following the 2018 volcanic eruption and summit collapse on Kilauea volcano.

Hospitals begin to limp out of latest surge

As omicron numbers drop at Denver Health, Dr. Anuj Mehta is reminded of the scene in the 1980 comedy “The Blues Brothers” when John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd pile out of a battered car after a police chase.

Follow Abe Lincoln’s lead on animal rights

President Abraham Lincoln is one of the most honorable men ever to have served in office. Of course, he’s known for the Emancipation Proclamation and many other lasting decisions, but many may not know of his animal rights leanings — even back in the 1800s.

Louisiana lawmakers must hold governor accountable for deceit

Louisiana’s Democratic governor, John Bel Edwards, has a lot of explaining to do after evidence surfaced that he was complicit in perpetuating a lie about the 2019 police killing of detainee Ronald Greene. The Associated Press reports that Edwards was informed within hours after state troopers arrested Greene and reported having had a “violent, lengthy struggle” with the detainee, who was in restraints at the time. Edwards denies impeding justice.

Prosecutors: Two lawmakers took bribes to steer bills

HONOLULU — A Hawaii state senator and a state representative took bribes including envelopes of cash, Las Vegas hotel rooms and New Orleans casino chips in exchange for shaping cesspool legislation, according to federal allegations filed in court Tuesday.

Obituaries for February 9

Trinidad Abelaye, 97, of Keaau died Dec. 26 at home. She was a retired nurse’s aide for Kuakini Medical Center in Honolulu. Private services held. Survived by sons Melvin (Myra) Abelaye and Brian (Sandra) Abelaye of Honolulu, Clyde Abelaye of Keaau, David Abelaye of Hilo; daughter Miriam (Peter) Wolff of Honolulu and Yolanda (Daniel) Kikawa of Hilo; 26 grandchilren, 30 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.