Americans unknowingly being played for fools

A deeper dive into the ways Russia is prosecuting its propaganda war against Ukraine reveals startling similarities with how former President Donald Trump waged his propaganda campaign regarding U.S. election integrity.

Evil wins when it’s left alone

Evil, when it knocks on the door, when it walks in the room, when it surrounds us and smiles at its likely victory, is one of the worst things in life. Still, we are seeing it in Russian President Vladimir Putin just as in Joseph Stalin, Adolph Hitler and too many others. As the United States seems to know, the only answers are outrage, analysis, courage, strength and determination even as evil employs any means that suit its ends.

Officer of the Year, Firefighter of the Year honored

The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaii on Monday recognized South Hilo Patrol Officer Benjamin Nishimoto as 2021 Officer of the Year and Hawaii Fire Department Emergency Medical Services Specialist II Elijah McDaniel as Firefighter of the Year during a ceremony in Hilo.

Longtime BOE member Herb Watanabe dies at 93

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story erroneously stated Herbert Watanabe was president of the Hilo Little League. Watanabe was president of the Waiakea Lions when it sponsored the Waiakea Little League, before it changed its name to Hilo Little League in 1990. The Tribune-Herald regrets the error.

Obituaries for March 23

Bonifacio “Pacio” Corpuz, 73, of Pahala died March 4 at home. Born in the Philippines, he was a nut harvester and irrigation pump operator for the former ML Macadamia Nut Orchard and carpenter. Visitation 6 p.m. Friday, April 1, at Corpuz home. Public viewing 8-10 a.m. Saturday, April 2, at Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Friends welcome at the Corpuz residence immediately after the service. Inurnment at a later date. Survived by wife, Oliva Corpuz; children, Rowena (Edgar) Pollante, Remely (Brandon) Kight, Rey (Luzy) Corpuz, Rochelle (Rodel) Abero, Ruby (Gabor) Corpuz-Salla, Rodelyn Corpuz and Katherine (Nathan) Corpuz-Perry; seven siblings; 11 grandchildren; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.