Roundabout to be built in Waikoloa
Waikoloa is getting a roundabout.
Runnin’ with Rani: Rose, Axelson make a big splash at Anaehoomalu Bay
In beautiful tranquil waters and clear blue skies, a pair of West Hawaii swimming standouts claimed top honors at Sunday’s Anaehoomalu Splash, a one-mile open water swim race held at Anaehoomalu Bay.
Parents swap, sell baby formula as Biden focuses on shortage
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden stepped up his administration’s response to a nationwide baby formula shortage Thursday that has forced frenzied parents into online groups to swap and sell to each other to keep their babies fed.
What’s behind the baby formula shortage?
WASHINGTON — Many parents are hunting for infant formula because of a combination of short- and long-term problems that has hit most of the biggest U.S. brands.
Fire destroys Pahoa home
A fire Wednesday night that destroyed an unoccupied home for sale on Kahakai Boulevard in Pahoa is under investigation for possible arson.
Sinkhole closes Old Cane Haul Road above Pahala
Police say the privately-owned Old Cane Haul Road above Pahala is closed until further notice because of a hole measuring about 4-feet in length, 2-feet in width and 8-feet in depth.
Maunakea observatories help astronomers capture image of Milky Way’s black hole
A pair of Maunakea observatories were integral to the first-ever image of the black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
Hit-and-run traffic victim dies
Police say a woman pedestrian struck in a hit-and-run traffic collision Wednesday near the Hilo police station has died.
Flags at half-staff in remembrance of COVID victims
Acting Gov. Josh Green has ordered that the U.S. and Hawaii state flags be flown at half-staff as a mark of respect and remembrance of the one million Americans who have died of COVID-19.
Experience PTA Day returns to showcase cultural, environmental efforts at facility
Pohakuloa Training Area hosted its annual Experience PTA Day on Thursday after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic.
Ethics Board dismisses complaint against Waltjen
The county Board of Ethics on Wednesday dismissed a complaint against Prosecuting Attorney Kelden Waltjen by a group opposing vaccines, masks and other pandemic protocols who said Waltjen ignored their petitions and compilations of documents they assert prove their case.
Bracing for her future: Human medicine rescues giraffe
ESCONDIDO, Calif. — Over the past three decades Ara Mirzaian has fitted braces for everyone from Paralympians to children with scoliosis. But Msituni was a patient like none other — a newborn giraffe.
‘Like an inferno:’ US West burning at furious pace so far
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. — Wildfires are on a furious pace early this year — from a California hilltop where mansions with multimillion-dollar Pacific Ocean views were torched to remote New Mexico mountains charred by a month-old monster blaze.
Judge convicts man of murder in Hawaii road rage shooting
HONOLULU — A judge found a Hawaii man guilty Thursday of murder in a fatal road rage shooting.
Russian threats push Finland toward joining NATO alliance
KYIV, Ukraine — Finland’s leaders Thursday came out in favor of applying to join NATO, and Sweden could do the same within days, in a historic realignment on the continent 2 1/2 months after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine sent a shiver of fear through Moscow’s neighbors.
AP interview: US ‘vulnerable’ to COVID without new shots
WASHINGTON — White House COVID-19 coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha issued a dire warning Thursday that the U.S. will be increasingly vulnerable to the coronavirus this fall and winter if Congress doesn’t swiftly approve new funding for more vaccines and treatments.
Hawaiian Airlines exploring electric aircraft technology
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaiian Airlines is exploring electric aircraft technology with a company based in Boston.
Palestinians mourn slain Al Jazeera journalist, blame Israel
RAMALLAH, West Bank — Thousands gathered to mourn a slain Al Jazeera journalist in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on Thursday, as the head of the Palestinian Authority blamed Israel for her death and rejected Israeli calls for a joint investigation.
Powell: ‘Soft’ economic landing may be out of Fed’s control
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, fresh off winning Senate confirmation for a second term earlier in the day, acknowledged for the first time Thursday that high inflation and economic weakness overseas could thwart his efforts to avoid causing a recession.
Now it’s Democrats painting GOP as too extreme
In the 2020 election, Republicans enjoyed substantial success in their efforts to demonize Democrats by labeling many as socialists and assailing those seeking to revamp or defund local police departments.