North Kohala food truck lot plan postponed

A small parcel at the northeast corner of the Hoea Road/Akoni Pule Highway intersection is raising big concerns from those worried about a rezoning request for a food truck lot that some fear will cause increased traffic at the gateway to the historic North Kohala village of Ka‘auhuhu.

AP Exclusive: US admiral says China fully militarized isles

OVER THE SOUTH CHINA SEA — China has fully militarized at least three of several islands it built in the disputed South China Sea, arming them with anti-ship and anti-aircraft missile systems, laser and jamming equipment and fighter jets in an increasingly aggressive move that threatens all nations operating nearby, a top U.S. military commander said Sunday.

Obituaries for March 21

Gwendolyn Mae Cabreira, 69, of Hilo died Feb. 9 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, she was a sales associate in the Hilo Walmart garden center at Wal-Mart in Hilo and auto mechanic. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Sunday, March 27, at the Hilo Seventh-day Adventist Church. Memorial service 10 a.m. Casual attire; face masks and social distancing required. Survived by daughter, Kristen (Justin) Bachiller of Hilo; father, Manuel Martinez of Hilo; sister, Carolyn Kekaualua of Hilo; brother, Joseph (Juanita) Cabreira of Florida; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Yemen rebels launch barrage of strikes on Saudi sites

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Yemen’s Houthi rebels unleashed one of their most intense barrages of drone and missile strikes on Saudi Arabia’s critical energy facilities on Sunday, sparking a fire at one site and temporarily cutting oil production at another.

The private sector can help solve our doctor shortage

The pandemic has laid bare a crisis we’ve ignored for far too long — our chronic doctor shortage. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the United States faces a shortfall of up to 124,000 physicians over the next decade.

Congress hears Zelenskyy’s plea

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy used timeless values and modern media in his virtual speech to Congress last Wednesday. Both were effective. But the most compelling component of his presentation was the president himself — a true wartime leader who is willing to marshal, and possibly die for, his country.