The world stands with Ukraine

Not since 9/11 has an unprovoked hostility been so clearly defined as good versus evil. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has, if nothing else, sidestepped the usual vagaries of who started what or who is the victim and who is the aggressor. On the one side is Ukraine, a sovereign nation. the second largest in land mass in Europe. On the other is Russia’s authoritarian ruler, Vladimir Putin, with an enormous military and an unbridled desire to return his country back to the Soviet Union days.

Puna teen runaways sought

UPDATE: Police said Wednesday that 15-year-old Moanikeala Liwai, who was previously reported as a runaway, was found Tuesday in Puna in good health.

Obituaries for March 2

Emory L. Kuhl, 65, of Hilo passed away on Dec. 6. Born in Pennsylvania, he was a State of Hawaii Department of Transportation Highways Division worker. Private service held. Online condolencees: Survived by partner, Maryann Kuhl of Hilo; daughter, Elizabeth (Dominic Cameron) Kuhl;brothers, James Kuhl and Gordon Kuhl; sister, Linda (Bill) Ferreira; two grandchildren; two nieces and a nephew. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.