Baseball: Vulcans try to find winning PacWest form

The UH-Hilo baseball team started out 9-2, which was wonderful. But after two non-conference series against San Diego Christian and Minnesota Crookston, they went 0-2 in a PacWest road trip against Hawaii Pacific, which was not wonderful.

Obituaries for March 4

John Cerra, 68, of Ocean View died Feb. 4 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Cambridge, Mass., he was a drug and alcohol counselor for Lokahi Treatment Center and member of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous Fellowship. Services at a later date. Survived by companion, Kathleen Cerra of Milolii; daughter, Michelle (Nathaniel) Nobles of Plymouth, Mass.; sisters, Audrey Cerra of Provincetown, Mass., and Dawn (John) Lunnin of Whitman, Mass.; two grandchildren; two nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Climate change isn’t as flashy as war, but just as much of a threat

At this point, the language of scientific warnings about climate cataclysm has familiar characteristics, even as it gets more dire: The climate is changing as a direct result of human activity; the change is accelerating due to our inaction; some of the consequences are now unavoidable; and it will wreak havoc on our society, plunging billions into food insecurity, storms, fires, heat waves, floods and other assorted mayhem.

Biden offers no reset

President Joe Biden gave a rousing, upbeat State of the Union address Tuesday night suitable for a nation moving forward together to get its many challenges under control. Unfortunately, that country is not America.