VAC seeks artist submissions

Volcano Art Center is sending a call to artists requesting works of art which honor King Kamehameha the Great. Interested artists of all ages are asked to submit works of art online at by Friday. Selected works of art will be displayed in a juried exhibit titled Honoring King Kamehameha at the Volcano Art Center from May 21-June 26.

County, mayor sued over Waipi‘o road closure

A community organization has filed a lawsuit against the county, Mayor Mitch Roth and Public Works Director Ikaika Rodenhurst, alleging the closure of Waipi‘o Valley Road to all but a handful of people is unlawful.

Comments sought on judicial nominees

Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald announced Monday that he is seeking public comment on judicial nominees for two vacancies in the District Family Court of the Third Circuit on the Big Island.

Top Russian diplomat warns Ukraine against provoking WWIII

KYIV, Ukraine — Russia’s top diplomat warned Ukraine against provoking World War III and said the threat of a nuclear conflict “should not be underestimated” as his country unleashed attacks against rail and fuel installations far from the front lines of Moscow’s new eastern offensive.

Elon Musk to buy Twitter for $44B and take it private

Elon Musk reached an agreement to buy Twitter for roughly $44 billion on Monday, promising a more lenient touch to policing content on the social media platform where he — the world’s richest person — promotes his interests, attacks critics and opines on a wide range of issues to more than 83 million followers.

Melissa Lucio’s execution delayed by Texas appeals court

HOUSTON — A Texas appeals court on Monday delayed the execution of Melissa Lucio amid growing doubts about whether she fatally beat her 2-year-old daughter in a case that has garnered the support of lawmakers, celebrities and even some jurors who sentenced her to death.