Stolen DLNR trucks, trailer, UTV recovered

The Department of Land and Natural Resources said two trucks, a utility task vehicle and a tilt trailer stolen from a Division of Forestry and Wildlife base yard last November have all now been recovered.

Ukraine resistance, sanctions are giving Putin hell

Russia is now under an elevated state of nuclear readiness in response to unexpectedly strong Ukrainian resistance and an overwhelming global outcry against President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of his sovereign neighbor. Putin no doubt thought this invasion would yield a quick ouster of Ukraine’s leadership so he could install a Moscow-friendly government. Instead, he is resorting to acts of desperation to mask his embarrassment.

Barr’s book discovers that Trump was unfit – duh

Former Attorney General William Barr spent almost two years running interference for a dangerously unfit president. Now, in a brazen but not terribly persuasive attempt to clean up his image in history, Barr warns that his ex-boss, Donald Trump, didn’t belong in the White House and shouldn’t be invited back. “Trump cared only about one thing: himself,” Barr writes in his new memoir. “Country and principle took second place.”

Russians besiege Ukraine ports as refugees top 1M

KYIV, Ukraine — The number of people sent fleeing Ukraine by Russia’s invasion topped 1 million on Wednesday, the swiftest refugee exodus this century, the United Nations said, as Russian forces kept up their bombardment of the country’s second-biggest city, Kharkiv, and laid siege to two strategic seaports.

New pandemic plan: Closer to the normal

WASHINGTON — It’s time for America to stop letting the coronavirus “dictate how we live,” President Joe Biden’s White House declared Wednesday, outlining a strategy to allow people to return to many normal activities safely after two years of pandemic disruptions.

Oahu home slides off bluff on north shore

HONOLULU — A home on the north shore of Oahu collapsed onto the beach this week in an area that is prone to beach erosion from high energy waves that draw professional surfers from around the world.

Police arrest 18 for DUI

During the week of Feb. 21-27, Hawaii Island police arrested 18 motorists for DUI. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One was younger than 21.

Obituaries for March 3

Roxanne “Roxy” Aloha Martines Gouveia-Torres, 43, of Keaukaha died Feb. 12 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a home health care worker for Bayada Home Health Care in Hilo and Easter Seals Hawaii. Private services at a later date. Survived by husband, Harlen Kaeo Torres of Hilo; sons, Harlen Martines Gouveia-Torres and Hayden Martines Gouveia-Torres of Hilo; brother, Alan (Monica) Hudman of Hawaiian Paradise Park; sister, Amy Hudman of Honomu; brother, Andrew (Ashley) Hudman of Washington; hanai sister, Keahi Pavao of Hilo; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Kahele gets update on Kona airport

Plans and visions for Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole were presented Tuesday to U.S. Rep. Kai Kahele during his multi-day tour of West Hawaii sites and facilities.

$600M for DHHL to be heard by money committees

Companion bills in the Legislature that would put $600 million in general revenues into a special Department of Hawaiian Home Lands fund to help Native Hawaiian beneficiaries acquire homes are scheduled for hearings today.

Connors: COVID fraud crackdown a priority

The top federal law enforcer in Hawaii said Wednesday that President Joe Biden’s announced crackdown on those responsible for stealing billions in coronavirus relief funds is a priority for her as well.