Biden budget seeks minimum tax on households worth $100m

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden intends to propose a minimum tax of 20% on households worth more than $100 million and cut projected budget deficits by more than $1 trillion over the next decade, according to a fact sheets released Saturday by the White House budget office.

Obituaries for March 27

Davelyn Healani Kauhi, 69, of Hilo died April 7 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a former sales clerk for Ross Dress for Less in Hilo, public school health aide and member of Community of Christ Church. Visitation 1-3 p.m. Saturday (April 2) at Community of Christ Church, 1842 Kinoole St. in Hilo. Memorial Service at 3 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Neki Kauhi Jr. of Hilo; sons, Grant (Anne) Kauhi and Jason (Lynelle) Kauhi of Hilo, Brandon (Ashley) Kauhi of Kona; brother, Bradford Camara of Oahu; sisters, Gale (Sam) Lee Loy of Oahu and Caron (Clyde) Tachibana of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Helen Henderson of Hilo, Rossina Kauhi of Kona, Sarah Kapahu of Oahu, Eva (Stan) Yamabe of Hilo, Harriet (Mike) Wilton of Utah, Miriam (Ken) St. Louis of Seattle, Loreen (James) Hough, Janice (Anthony) Maldonado and Evonne (Lawrence) Kaloi of Hilo; six grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Shelled city in north Ukraine fears becoming ‘next Mariupol’

LVIV, Ukraine — Nights are spent huddling underground from Russian strikes pounding their encircled city into rubble. Daylight hours are devoted to hunting down drinkable water and braving the risk of standing in line for the little food available as shells and bombs rain down.

It’s wrong to count nonresidents twice

In an article printed on March 20 (in the Tribune-Herald), it was reported that the state House Committee on Government Reform deferred Senate Bills 3244 and 3254, which tried to change how population is counted in the U.S. Census by adding nonresident military, nonresident military dependents, and nonresident students to Hawaii’s portion of the decennial U.S. Census.

Working to keep Ka‘u healthy

Ka‘u Rural Health Community Association Inc. (KRHCAI) is the first and only “community” rural health association in the United States. We are a community-based organization in Ka‘u that serves a rural, medically underserved, economically distressed, diverse, vulnerable and marginalized population of 9,000.

A show of unity steels Ukraine

The leaders of NATO nations and the G-7 posed for traditional “family photos” during their summits in Brussels on Thursday. And unlike at previous events, the two groups did indeed seem to be cohesive families, bonded tightly over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Volcano Watch: Remembering the 2011 Kamoamoa eruption

The 35-year-long Pu‘u‘o‘o eruption on the middle East Rift Zone of Kilauea was a remarkable opportunity for scientists to improve volcano research and monitoring. Even short-lived episodes in this eruption, like the four-day-long Kamoamoa eruption, offered important insights. For the 11th anniversary of the Kamoamoa eruption, this week’s “Volcano Watch” highlights the episode and some of the data collection.