Higa sentenced to 46 months in prison

Former County Councilman and Na Leo TV CEO Stacy Higa was sentenced today to 46 months in prison for embezzling from AmeriCorps and also for offering a bribe in return for federal coronavirus relief funds.

Amend the Electoral Count Act

The Electoral Count Act of 1887 (ECA) is 809 words in 10 long and confusing sentences describing how Congress is meant to certify the election of a U.S. president. It needs amending.

Firehouse Gallery hosts ‘Signs of Spring’ show

The Waimea Arts Council presents a new show incorporating the annual cherry blossom art show and expanding into interpretations of spring by local artists. The ‘Signs of Spring’ show runs through March 27 at the Firehouse Gallery in Waimea.

PTA highway cleanup

A crew of nine from Pohakuloa Training Area gathered Thursday morning to help pick up trash from the side of the Daniel K. Inouye Highway.

Obituaries for February 22

Terry C. Delatorre, 68, of Honokaa died Feb. 12 at Pohai Malama Care Center in Hilo. Born in Kealakekua, he was a mechanic, farmer, fisherman and family man who worked at the Rocking Chair Ranch, Waimea Country Club and Kona Country Club. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, March 5, at a private venue at Anaehoomalu Beach. Call Glenn at 808-345-3539. Survived by significant other, Shirley Andaya, and her family; the mother of his children, Jerilynn Delatorre; daughters, Tammy (Jan) Delatorre and Amy (Josh) Delatorre; son, Jason Delatorre; brothers, Alan (Marina) Delatorre and Glenn (Audrey) Delatorre; sisters, Laverne Acosta, Valerie (Nathan) Abo, Sandy (David) Rapozo and Bernie Talley; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Let’s Talk Food: Favorite recipes

With the computer age, you would think that there is no need for cookbooks, but there are some old-fashioned folks like me who have over 1,000 cookbooks. I need to go through them and keep those that are my favorites.

Kona coffee labeling settlements top $15.25M

Kona coffee farmers have each begun receiving their share of a $13.1 million settlement reached in a 2019 class action lawsuit against retailers that falsely labeled commodity coffee beans as premium “Kona” coffee.

Vote on Maunakea bill nears

A joint House committee will decide on Wednesday whether a bill that would create a new governing body for Maunakea will advance in the state Legislature.