UHH softball looks to defend new turf

The customary “V” on the new turf outfield for UH-Hilo’s softball team might as well stand for “validation,” junior Chloe Domingo said.

Candidates mix it up during first week of filing

Former state Rep. Cindy Evans plans to run for County Council, while Kohala Councilman Tim Richards plans to run for state Senate. Meanwhile, former Sen. Malama Solomon is angling for a seat as trustee for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

Russia sets ceasefire for evacuations amid heavy shelling

LVIV, Ukraine — Even as Russia announced a ceasefire starting Monday morning and the opening of humanitarian corridors in several areas, its armed forces continued to pummel Ukrainian cities, with multiple rocket launchers hitting residential buildings.

Council meetings to remain closed to public this month

The Hawaii County Council plans to continue keeping council chambers closed to the public until at least April, despite Mayor Mitch Roth lifting all crowd restrictions for the county, and state legislative leaders announcing the state Capitol will be open to the public starting Monday.

Obituaries for March 7

Violet Nora Caravalho, 89, of Kapaau died Feb. 15 in Waimea. Born in Kohala, she was a retired waitress for the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and member of Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Kohala Senior Citizens Club. Visitation 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Saturday (March 12) at Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Eulogy at 9:45 a.m. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Casual attire; face masks required. Survived by son, Harvey (Eva) Caravalho of Kohala; daughters, Susan (James) Keadle and Stella (Warren) Mendoza of Las Vegas, Patricia (Craig) Higaki of Waimea; sister, Margaret (Charles) Cosbodillo of Honolulu; sister-in-law, Maxine Pada of Honolulu; brother-in-law, Earl Kenneth Caravalho of Hilo; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

‘The Batman’ gives movie theaters a new hope with big launch

LOS ANGELES — Batman has his fair share of pressures, from saving Gotham to saving movie theaters. And while they’re both still decidedly works in progress, “The Batman,” starring Robert Pattinson, managed to give a little glimmer of hope to both by grossing $128.5 million in North America, according to studio estimates Sunday.