Maunakea management bill advances

A bicameral committee of legislators has approved a draft of a bill that would remove the University of Hawaii as the manager of the Maunakea summit area.

Ukraine fights to hold off advances in south, east

KHARKIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian forces fought to hold off Russian attempts to advance in the south and east, where the Kremlin is seeking to capture the country’s industrial Donbas region, and a senior U.S. defense official said Moscow’s offensive is going much slower than planned.

Tropical Gardening: May Day is Lei Day

May Day is Lei Day but in Hawaii nei, we celebrate flowers of all kinds all year long. Traditionally, everyone should be wearing flowers. Fragrant plumeria, pikake, tuberose, puakenikeni and orchid leis are appropriate gifts today since it is Mother’s Day weekend. Gals and even guys may wear flowers in their hair here. Of course in islands to the south like Tahiti, Samoa and Tonga, you will see islanders adorned with flowers all year long. Tropical Polynesia is well known for using flowers instead of expensive jewels for adornment. That is why folks fill their gardens with flowering shrubs and trees so that they will have an abundant supply at any time.