Baseball: Vulcans sweep Crookston for four-spot

Lucas Sakay singled to right to bring home the winning run in the seventh Saturday night, and the Vulcans earned another walk-off win against Minnesota Crookston, 2-1 at Wong Stadium to take the first four games of the series.

Blockades on Canada-US border continue as protests swell

WINDSOR, Ontario — Protesters opposed to COVID-19 vaccine mandates and other restrictions withdrew their vehicles from a key U.S.-Canadian border bridge Saturday though access remained blocked while other demonstrations ramped up in cities across Canada, including the capital, where police said they were awaiting more officers before ending what they described as an illegal occupation.

Biden warns Putin of ‘severe costs’ of Ukraine invasion

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden told Russia’s Vladimir Putin that invading Ukraine would cause “widespread human suffering” and that the West was committed to diplomacy to end the crisis but “equally prepared for other scenarios,” the White House said Saturday. It offered no suggestion that the hourlong call diminished the threat of an imminent war in Europe.

Obituaries for February 13

Calvin “Bong” Yukio Arita, 69, of Pepeekeo died Jan. 26 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired mechanic for the former Arita Auto Service, house painter and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 19) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Private services to follow. Casual attire; face masks and social distancing required. Survived by wife, Cathy Arita of Pepeekeo; daughters, Jamielyn (Ian) Tanoue, Shaylyn Arita and Astilyn (Chase Sakamoto) Arita of Pepeekeo; sister, Gwendolyn Santos of Pepeekeo; three granddaughters; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Help reduce packaging waste in Hawaii

There are many things in Hawaii that unite us all, such as family and our love for the beauty and culture of Hawaii. There are other things that unite us that aren’t so wonderful, and one of those things is our frustration and disappointment that our trash is going into the landfill.